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3rd Edition

German Grammar in Context

ISBN 9780367186616
Published December 17, 2019 by Routledge
270 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

German Grammar in Context, 3rd Edition includes updated textual examples which provide the basis for an accessible and engaging approach to learning grammar.

Using authentic texts from a variety of contemporary sources such as newspapers, magazines, poems, TV and film scripts, books or online sources, each chapter explores a key aspect of German grammar. Following each text, exercises are provided to reinforce understanding and build effective comprehension and communication skills. Helpful keyword boxes translate difficult vocabulary in the texts, and recommended reading sections offer advice on additional grammar resources and website links.

German Grammar in Context is an essential resource for students at CEFR level B1–C2 and Intermediate–Advanced High on the ACTFL scale. It is suitable for both classroom use and independent study.

Table of Contents



Grammatical terms

1 Gender

2 Noun plurals

3 Case

4 Use of articles

5 Adjectives

6 Comparatives and superlatives

7 Personal pronouns and possessives

8 Demonstratives

9 Relative pronouns

10 Present tense

11 Imperative

12 Past tense

13 Perfect tense

14 Pluperfect tense

15 Future tense

16 Conditional

17 Subjunctive in reported speech

18 Passive

19 Separable verbs

20 Reflexive verbs

21 Infinitives and modal verbs

22 Negation

23 Questions

24 Prepositions

25 Conjunctions

26 Word order

27 Word formation

28 Punctuation and spelling

Appendix 1: Common strong and irregular verbs

Appendix 2: Article and adjective endings

Appendix 3: Revision texts

Appendix 4: Key to exercises

Appendix 5: Key to revision texts - analysis questions

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Carol Fehringer is a Senior Lecturer of German, Dutch and linguistics in the School of Modern Languages, University of Newcastle, UK.