A Concise German Grammar by Timothy Buck

By Timothy Buck

A Concise German Grammar goals to equip undergraduates with a complete but compact account of German grammar. This booklet is apparent and available and comprises many vigorous examples of contemporary German utilization. it truly is a necessary and helpful reference for college kids of German, from senior secondary tuition throughout to the tip of college reports and past.

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It was I who .... g. es geschah etwas MerkwOrdiges something remarkable happened, es wurde ein StOck aufgefOh rt, das ... a play was performed which . , (; there) es sche int keiner zu Hause zu sein there doesn't seem to be anybody at home, also the formulaic es war e inmal . once upon a time there was . g. es k

Li) jemand someone and niemand no-one, not . anyone: NOM. jemand nie mand ACe. jemand (en) niemand(en) GEN. jemand(e)s niemand(e)s OAT. g. someone interesting jemand Interessa ntes, with someone interesting mit jemand Inte ressantem; someone! no-one else is jemand / niemand anders (South German ande re r). Einer and ke ine r are common alternatives to jemand and niemand respectively. (iii) etwas something and nichts nothing, not . anything: ,. 'The overuse of l eute in German, where man would be appropriate, is very (haraderisti( of English leamen' German' (Martin Durrell).

NEUT. , kh mich du o. sie dich ihn sie m einer mir deiner seiner ihre r dir ihm ihr seiner ihm SINGULAR AND PLURAL Sie you NOM. Sie ACe. Sie G,". Ihrer OAT . Ihnen PLURAL 1ST PERS. RS. YOU 3RD PERS. THEY (FAMILIAR FORM) NOM. w ir ihr ACe. un> unser un> euch e uer GEN. OAT. euch sie sie ihrer Ihnen Non: The genitive forms are relatively rare, occurring chiefly with verbs and adjectives that govern the genitive, The familiar 2nd person pronouns du and ihr are used when addressing relatives, close friends, one's peers (among certain groups such as workmen), children, animals, God (Du), and (in poetry) personified inanimate objects; PRONOUNS 43 the reader of a book, advertisement, etc.

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