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2nd Edition

German Grammar in Context

ISBN 9781444167269
Published October 3, 2013 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

German Grammar in Context presents an accessible and engaging approach to learning grammar. Each chapter opens with a real-life extract from a German newspaper, magazine, poem, book or internet source and uses this text as the starting point for explaining a particular key area of German grammar. A range of exercises follow at the end of the chapter, helping students to reinforce and test their understanding, and an answer key is also provided at the back of the book.

This second edition features:

  • Updated texts with current newspaper and magazine articles and new extracts from digital media such as chatrooms or blogs
  • Inclusion of a wide-ranging selection of sources and topics to further students’ engagement with issues relevant to contemporary Germany and Austria
  • Clear and user-friendly coverage of grammar, aided by a list of grammatical terms
  • A wide variety of inventive exercises designed to thoroughly build up grammatical understanding, vocabulary acquisition and effective comprehension and communication skills
  • Helpful 'keyword boxes' translating difficult vocabulary in the texts
  • A recommended reading section offering advice on additional grammar resources and website links

German Grammar in Context will be an essential resource for intermediate to advanced students of German. It is suitable for both classroom use and independent study.  

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword Acknowledgements List of grammatical terms 1. Gender 2. Noun plurals 3. Case 4. Use of articles 5. Adjectives 6. Comparatives & superlatives 7. Personal pronouns & possessives 8. Demonstratives 9. Relative pronouns 10. Present tense 11. Imperative 12. Past tense 13. Perfect 14. Pluperfect 15. Future (including future perfect) 16. Conditional (including conditional perfect) 17. Subjunctive in reported speech 18. Passive 19. Separable verbs 20. Reflexive verbs 21. Infinitives (with (um) … zu and with modal verbs) 22. Negation 23. Questions 24. Prepositions 25. Conjunctions 26. Word order 27. Word formation 28. Spelling and punctuation 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 Recommended reading Index

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Carol Fehringer is Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, UK


"German Grammar in Context is popular with our students and highly suitable for use both in classroom teaching and for self-study. The range of authentic source material offers something for all interests, and the user-friendly organisation of the book allows learners of different levels to progress at a comfortable pace, thereby facilitating a sense of achievement and confidence." Annemarie Kunzl-Snodgrass and Silke Mentchen, University of Cambridge, UK.

This book is to be welcomed as a valuable resource for the study and revision of German Grammar in context
Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen