German in Review

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 1999-10-04
  • Publisher: Heinle
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Clear, step-by-step explanations of grammatical structures and carefully sequenced exercises allow students to reacquaint themselves with the essentials of modern German from the ground up. Most chapters are divided into levels, permitting students either to begin with a basic review of the topics at hand or to proceed immediately to more advanced material. Self-evaluation and self-study are the keys. By preparing at home, students are able to enter the classroom on an equal footing, regardless of their varying backgrounds. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Basic Sentence Structurep. 1
Basic Word Orderp. 1
Casesp. 5
Direct and Indirect Objects: Word Orderp. 8
Order of Adverbsp. 9
Position of Nicht in Simple Statements and Questionsp. 9
Advanced Word Order Problemsp. 10
Verbsp. 19
Present Tensep. 19
Past, Perfect, and Future Tensesp. 32
Separable and Inseparable Prefixesp. 55
Adjective Endingsp. 63
Strong Declension of Adjectivesp. 63
The Der-wordsp. 64
The Der-words as Limiting Words: The Weak Declension of Adjectives Following Der-wordsp. 72
Another Set of Limiting Words: The Ein-wordsp. 75
Adjective-noun Phrases Without Limiting Wordsp. 77
Viele, Wenige, Andere, Einige, Mehrerep. 77
Notes on Special Constructionsp. 78
Predicate Adjectivesp. 79
Summaryp. 80
Summary Tables for Various Adjective-noun Combinationsp. 81
Prepositionsp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Prepositions Taking the Dativep. 97
Prepositions Taking the Accusativep. 107
Two-way Prepositionsp. 113
German: Dative or Accusative?p. 114
List of Two-way Prepositionsp. 115
Prepositions Taking the Genitivep. 125
Modal Auxiliariesp. 133
Introductionp. 133
Structure of German Sentences with Modal Auxiliariesp. 134
Omission of Zu in Modal Expressionsp. 135
Conjugation of Modal Auxiliariesp. 135
Forms and Meanings of German Modalsp. 136
Omission of Infinitives in Modal Expressionsp. 141
Compound Tenses of Modal Auxiliariesp. 146
Helfen, Lassen, and the Sensesp. 152
Time Expressionsp. 157
Hours and Minutesp. 157
Days and Parts of Daysp. 160
Weeks, Months, Seasons, and Yearsp. 161
Definite and Indefinite Timep. 163
Other Common Time Expressionsp. 164
Word Order with Time Expressionsp. 169
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbsp. 175
Predicate Adjectives and Adverbsp. 175
Common Formulas That Use the Positive and Comparativep. 180
Positive, Comparative, and Superlative Forms with Adjective Endingsp. 181
Passive Voicep. 189
Comparison with Active Voicep. 189
Formation of Passive Sentences in Germanp. 190
Tenses of the Passive Voicep. 192
English and German Passive Forms: Summary and Comparisonp. 193
Passive: Special Problemsp. 199
The Passive with Modal Auxiliariesp. 205
Reflexive Pronouns and Verbsp. 211
Introductionp. 211
Reflexive Pronounsp. 211
Usagep. 212
German Verbs with Reflexive Direct Objectsp. 212
Verbs with Reflexive Indirect Objectsp. 214
Word Order with Reflexive Pronounsp. 216
Conjunctionsp. 221
Introductionp. 221
Coordinating Conjunctionsp. 223
Omission of Redundant Elements: Ellipsisp. 224
Subordinating Conjunctionsp. 226
Subordinating Conjunctions Presenting Special Problemsp. 227
Subjunctive IIp. 243
Subjunctive in Conditional Sentences: Introductionp. 243
The German Subjunctive: Subjunctive IIp. 246
Subjunctive II Revisitedp. 250
Past Tense Forms of Subjunctive IIp. 252
Complete Conditional Sentences: the Dann-clausep. 256
Inversion in Conditional Sentencesp. 258
Mixed Tenses in Conditional Sentencesp. 259
Beginning the Wenn-clause with a Verbp. 259
Conditional Sentences with Modal Auxiliariesp. 264
Other Uses of Subjunctive IIp. 268
Infinitival Constructionsp. 275
Basic Pattern: The Infinitive Clausep. 275
Um...zu, Ohne...zu, Statt...zup. 276
Sein + zu + Infinitivep. 277
Contrastive Grammarp. 277
Relative Pronouns and Relative Clausesp. 283
Introductionp. 283
Relative Pronounsp. 284
Rulesp. 286
Special Relative Constructionsp. 297
Wer-, Was-, and Wo(r)-clausesp. 299
Subjunctive I: Indirect Speechp. 309
Introductionp. 309
Subjunctive I in Indirect Speech: Forms and Usagep. 310
Subjunctive I Usage Simplifiedp. 313
Subjunctive II and the Indicative in Indirect Speechp. 314
Special Topics: Nouns and Pronounsp. 319
Nouns and Genderp. 319
Formation of Noun Pluralsp. 323
Weak Nounsp. 327
Adjectival Nounsp. 329
Ein-words as Pronounsp. 334
Da(r)-compoundsp. 336
Wer and Wo(r)-compoundsp. 340
Special Topics: Verbsp. 345
Hin and Herp. 345
Stellen/Stehen, Setzen/Sitzen, Legen/Liegen, Hangen/Hangenp. 347
The Present Participlep. 351
Future Perfectp. 353
Modals with Perfective Infinitivesp. 357
Word Order with Double Infinitives in Subordinate Clausesp. 362
Alternatives to the Passivep. 363
1998 Changes to German Orthographyp. 367
Strong and Irregular Verbsp. 371
Vocabularyp. 379
Indexp. 405
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