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of Contents Introduction Top Ten Reasons to Practice Your German Part 1: The Article The Attributive Adjective Three Genders and Four Cases Cases in Action A Unique Group of Modifiers Agreement with Nouns Possessive Adjectives, Negation, and ¿ein-words¿ Characteristics of Adjectives Commonplace Usage Part 2: The Noun The Class with No Endings: Class I The Class with ¿e: Class II The Class with ¿er: Class III The Declension with No Modification The ¿Combo-Declension,¿ or Mixed Declension Unclassified Nouns Essential Elements of Nouns Nouns as Specific Things Masculine, Feminine, and Neuter Nouns Compound Nouns The Nominative Case in Action The Genitive Case in Action The Dative Case in Action The Accusative Case in Action Part 3: The Pronoun Pronouns: Gender Pronominal Compounds Reflexive Pronouns Verbs, Pronouns, and the Dative Case Pronouns: Reciprocal Possessive Pronouns Demonstrative Pronouns Asking Questions Asking ¿What Kind of . . . ?¿ Referring to Antecedents Three Classes of Pronouns Part 4: Prepositions, Adverbs, and Conjunctions Seven Important Prepositions Requiring the Accusative Eight Important Prepositions Requiring the Dative Nine Important Two-Way Prepositions Five Important Prepositions Requiring the Genitive Three Important Prepositions Requiring zu + Infinitive Common Contractions of Prepositions with Definite Articles Adverbial Constructions Coordinating Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions Dependent Clauses The Three ¿Whens¿ Inverted Word Connections Part 5: The Adjective Adjectives with and without Endings Unpreceded Adjectives Declining Weak Adjectives: Adjectives Preceded by ¿der-words¿ Mixed Adjectives Adjectives Preceded by ¿ein-words¿ Adjectives as Nouns Adjectives vs. Adverbs Comparative Phrases Adjectives vs. Adverbs: Irregularity The Comparative and the Superlative The Cardinal Numbers Telling Time Part 6: Verbs: Section A Three Irregular Verbs Two Major Groups of Verbs Direct Objects or No Direct Objects? Rules for haben or sein Tenses in Action Two Kinds of Prefixes Commands Six Verbs on Their Own Part 7: Verbs: Section B Is the Infinitive Required? Idiomatic Verbs in Action Wissen (¿to know¿) and Lassen (¿to let¿) Construction of Passive Verbs Possibility and Uncertainty Possibility in Action Two Conditional Tenses Appendix A: Answer Key Appendix B: Verb Tables
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German language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
German language -- Grammar.
German language -- Spoken German.