Elementary German Grammar, with Exercises

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W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1901
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Page 36 - Certain strong verbs undergo modification or change of the root vowel in the second and third persons singular of the present indicative and in the imperative singular.
Page 40 - The second and third person singular of the present indicative and the second person singular of the imperative are also given whenever irregular.
Page 129 - ... inquiry. 62. After this he thinks he can enable us to learn in a few words the various problems about the nature of evils which have been the subject of many important discussions, and which have received different answers, saying : In the existing world there is no decrease or increase of evils either in the past or in the present or in the future.
Page 105 - Articles, adjectives, and pronouns must agree in gender and number with the noun to which they refer.
Page 95 - ... when speaking to those of an inferior condition. The natural address by the second person singular — bu, thou — is confined to such relations of intimacy as exist between the members of a family and confidential friends. The Supreme Being is also addressed by Su.
Page 53 - I cease ; ale uli aufborte, when I ceased. 2. In the past participle, the augment ge is inserted between the prefix and the simple verb ; as — aufgehört, ceased. 3. In the supine, the preposition ju is inserted between the prefix and the simple verb ; as — aufjufjorai, to cease.
Page 158 - ... to do, *tragen, to carry, »treffen, to hit, treiben, to drive, *treten, to tread (Près.
Page 84 - The Gerundive of verbs governing the accusative is frequently used instead of the Gerund in the following manner: The Accusative is put in the same Case as the Gerund. The Gerund is then changed into the Gerundive. The Gerundive is made to agree with the Substantive in Gender, Number and Case; thus: Gerund. Gerundive. Gen. scribendi epistulam scribendae epistulae Dat. scribendo epistulam scribendae epistulae Ace- ad scribendum epistulam ad scribendam epistulam Abl.
Page 22 - SBerben/ to become. He has become rich. I shall become wise. They became suddenly ill. Have they become too weak ? I should have become his friend, if I had become acquainted with him. It is getting late. They got tired and sleepy. The children grow very tall. The trees have become green. Do not become impatient. Didst thou become troublesome ? Rich, reiii 5 wise, weife ; suddenly, pl&fcHd) ; weak, fd)wad) j acquainted, befannt5 with, mit/ (gov.
Page 155 - ... gießen, to pour, gleichen, to resemble, gleiten, to glide, glimmen, to glimmer, *graben, to dig, greifen, to seize, galten, to hold...

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