Learn German with a German Grammar Designed for English Speakers
7th Edition — New format & updated text
“This a must-buy, must-read book for students of German at all levels"
—Tom Conner, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, St. Norbert College
“ This text could come to the rescue of many beginning German students.”
“We have been looking for such a book for years.”
—Dr. Belinda Carstens, University of California, Davis
A Self-Study German Grammar That Helps You Come Prepared To Class
To show you how to get from an English to a German sentence structure
All the essentials
Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules and not the exceptions. Covers the German grammar taught in beginning college courses.
Tips to help you learn common German verbs and word forms, and to remember them.
one point per chapter
In each bite-sized lesson, authors Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, and Adam Oberlin explain one grammar rule and illustrate it with English and German examples.
Explained in English
To help you learn German grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.
Check your understanding by completing the review questions
Learn The Grammar Terms Your Textbook Assumes You Know
What is gender, agreement and number?
Learn terms used in English and German grammar such as conjugation, gender, number, and agreement—they play a minor role in English, but an important role in German.
Step-By-Step German Sentence Structure
Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent German sentence structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way.
What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?
Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and German nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This will help you choose the correct German equivalent to the English word.
What are subjects and objects?
Learn to identify the function of words used in English and German grammar so you can choose the correct German equivalent to the English word.
Learn what are English and German subjects, German direct and indirect objects