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6th Edition

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

ISBN 9781138853713
Published January 10, 2017 by Routledge
632 Pages

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Book Description

Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, Hammer’s German Grammar provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today.

In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes:

  • concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use
  • examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly
  • invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent
  • discussion of new words from English roots, helping you to communicate in German as Germans do today
  • clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German.

Praised for its lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. Hammer’s German Grammar also offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.

Table of Contents

1. Nouns  2. Case  3. Personal pronouns  4. The articles  5. Other determiners and pronouns  6. Adjectives  7. Adverbs  8. Numerals  9. Modal particles  10. Verbs: conjugation  11. The infinitive and the participles  12. The tenses  13. The passive  14. Mood: the imperative and the subjunctive  15. The modal auxiliaries  16. Verbs: valency  17. Conjunctions and subordination  18. Prepositions  19. Word order  20. Word formation  21. Spelling, pronunciation and punctuation

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Martin Durrell is Emeritus Professor of German at the University of Manchester, UK.