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4th Edition

Practising German Grammar

ISBN 9781138187047
Published June 1, 2017 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This new edition of Practising German Grammar provides you with varied and accessible exercises for developing an in-depth and practical awareness of German as it is spoken and written today.  

Whether used independently or as the ideal companion to the new sixth edition of the widely acclaimed Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage, this fourth edition of Practising German Grammar gives you the right tools to achieve high-level writing competence and comprehension of German.

Using lively, authentic texts from a wide range of original sources and offering a variety of new and updated exercises designed to stimulate and to give confidence, Practising German Grammar will help you to master the complexities of the German language.

Created especially for the new edition, a companion website at offers a wide range of exercises and quizzes on all the main areas of German, suitable for self-study and to accompany instructed grammar courses.

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 uses of the tenses  13 The passive  14 Mood: the imperative and subjunctive  15 The modal auxiliaries  16 Verbs: valency  17 Conjunctions and subordination  18 Prepositions  19 Word order  20 Word formation  21 Spelling and punctuation


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Martin Durrell is Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester.

Katrin Kohl is Professor of German Literature at Jesus College, University of Oxford.

Claudia Kaiser is a Senior Language Instructor at the University of Oxford.