Reading German: A Course and Reference Grammar

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List of Topics
WORD ORDER R1 The three positions of the FINITE VERB
R2 CONNECTORS which do not affect word order
R3 VERB-SECOND CLAUSES
R4 A strategy for reading verb-second clauses
R5 The FIRST POSITION in a verb-second clause
R6 The verb and its COMPLETION: Important patterns
R7 Word order in the verb completion
R8 Finding the SUBJECT
R9 The remainder of the clause (POSITION III)
R10 Variations in the basic pattern of verb-second clauses
R11 VERB-FINAL CLAUSES
R12 Clauses introduced by a CONJUNCTION
R13 RELATIVE CLAUSES
R14 INFINITIVE CLAUSES
R15 Variations in the basic pattern of verb-final clauses
R16 VERB-INITIAL CLAUSES: 'if'-clauses without 'if'
R17 Other verb-initial clauses
R18 Summary: The three types of clause and what each can
express
R19 Summary: The first position in a verb-second clause: what
it can contain
R20 Summary: The verb and its completion
VERBS
(FACTUAL EXPRESSIONS)
R21 STEMS and ENDINGS
R22 Definition of FINITE VERB
R23 Overview of the six TENSES
R24 The verb and its SUBJECT
R25 The subject forms of PRONOUNS
R26 Definition of WEAK/STRONG/MIXED VERBS
R27 The PRESENT TENSE of weak verbs
R28 The PRESENT TENSE of strong verbs
R29 The SIMPLE PAST TENSE of weak and mixed verbs
R30 The SIMPLE PAST TENSE of strong verbs
R31 haben, sein, werden
R32 Overview of COMPOUND TENSES
R33 The COMPOUND PAST

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Reading German: A Course and Reference Grammar
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Authors' Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • About This Book x
  • Part I - Reading Course 1
  • List of Chapter Topics 3
  • 1 9
  • 2 14
  • 3 22
  • 4 30
  • 5 38
  • 6 44
  • 7 51
  • 8 58
  • 9 65
  • 10 73
  • 11 80
  • 12 89
  • 13 94
  • 14 98
  • 15 104
  • 16 110
  • Key to Coursebook Exercises 117
  • Part II - Reference Section 131
  • List of Topics 133
  • Key to Further Exercises 321
  • Part IV - German-English Text Corpus 335
  • List of Texts 336
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