An introduction to German grammar. This book is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for them. If you already know some grammar, then you can use the 'reference grammar' section at the back of the book to look up the points you need.
Written for people both with and without prior knowledge of grammatical terminology, this book explains grammar points simply with plenty of examples to illustrate each point. It is structured so that readers can look up language forms according to what they want to say, without knowing the grammatical terms. For those with some grammar, there is a reference grammar section at the back of the book.
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Jenny Russ has taught German in various institutions - schools, universities and adult education colleges - and at various levels, from complete beginners to A-level and beyond. She was Head of German at Bootham School, York and Chief Oral Examiner in German for the Oxford Examining Board.
Table of Contents
Introduction; How to use this book; Functional Grammar; 01 - Asking for and giving personal information / 02 - Introducing and identifying people, places and things / 03 - Expressing existence and availability / 04 - Expressing location / 05 - Talking about the present / 06 - Expressing likes and dislikes / 07 - Expressing wants and preferences / 08 - Expressing permission and ability / 09 - Expressing obligation and necessity / 10 - Asking for and giving opinions / 11 - Talking about habitual actions / 12 - Expressing possession / 13 - Giving directions and instructions / 14 - Making requests and offers / 15 - Describing people, places and things / 16 - Referring to future plans and events / 17 - Describing the past / 18 - Talking about the recent past / 19 - Describing processes and procedures / 20 - Reporting what was said and asked / 21 - Expressing conditions; Reference Grammar; 01 - Pronunciation / 02 - Nouns / 03 - Declension of determiners / 04 - Declension of personal pronouns / 05 - Adjectives / 06 - The use of the cases / 07 - Adverbs / 08 - Numbers and dates / 09 - Verbs / 10 - Tenses / 11 - The subjunctive mood / 12 - The imperative mood / 13 - The passive voice / 14 - Word order / 15 - Subordinate clauses; Glossary of grammatical terms; Taking it further
Teach Yourself German Grammar by Charles Russ
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