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By Paul Stocker

ISBN-10: 0521012589

ISBN-13: 9780521012584

A scholar Grammar of German is a useful reference advisor for undergraduates and different intermediate and complex scholars. Written with the desires of the learner greatly in brain, it units out the grammar of the language in as transparent and jargon-free manner as attainable. every one bankruptcy begins with an outline of the most grammatical terminology and ideas; those phrases also are cross-referenced within the thesaurus on the finish of the booklet. to supply a visible advisor via every one bankruptcy, the details in each one part are highlighted, and tables summarise vital styles. 'Tip' containers, which support the coed to grasp specific issues, are scattered during the textual content. each element has a variety of illustrative examples, each one with its translation, rigorously selected from quite a lot of published and digital media - books, newspapers, magazines, movie, and chat-rooms - to mirror modern utilization throughout more than a few registers.

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Chairman), may be thought to lack inclusivity towards women, a number of ways have come into use to render the German language more egalitarian, some more readily accepted than others. a Some nouns, especially adjective-nouns, can be used with either gender: der/die Jugendliche der/die Vorsitzende der/die Deutsche young person chairman/chairwoman German b Feminine forms of other nouns may be distinguished in several ways . By natural gender: der Bruder/die Schwester der Neffe/die Nichte brother/sister nephew/niece 17 2 NOUNS der Krankenpfleger/die Krankenschwester meine Damen und Herren male nurse/(female) nurse ladies and gentlemen .

Brötchen sollen immer frisch sein Did you buy (any) oranges? Rolls should always be fresh b Ein has a negative form, kein (not a, not any) which has both singular and plural forms Er hat eine Schwester, aber keinen Bruder Wir haben Äpfel, aber keine Bananen He has a sister, but not a brother We have (some) apples, but no bananas Note The English not a is never translated by nicht ein. TIP or any + noun . German normally omits the article altogether where English uses the indefinite determiners some or any: some Hast du Geld?

9 jeder each, every . 10 manche(r) some, many a . 12 He was with us for several days several brand new cars Mothers with several small children sämtliche all . 14 the many books he’s read his few friends the little money we still have welcher/welche/welches which . 1 above). 15 Indefinite determiners + adjectives + noun Although there is considerable flexibility with the endings of indefinite determiners and following adjectives, the following patterns often apply. g. 2) . 15a above): einige Arbeitslose mit mehreren Bekannten viele Jugendliche several unemployed (people) with several acquaintances many young people .

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