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Auf Geht’s | Unit 10 Grammar Homework 1 Auf geht’s Unit 10: Unterhaltung 10.1.A Chapter Overview of Grammar In this chapter we focus on the basics of entertainment in Germany. In the world of grammar, we’re going to fine tune our German by perfecting the art of building long sentences. The nuts and bolts we’ll require to achieve this goal include: How to use subordinating conjunctions (“ob,” “dass,” “wenn” and “weil”) in a sentence; How to express opinions using the verbs “denken”, “glauben” and “finden”; How to use relative pronouns and relative clauses in the nominative and accusative; How to make suggestions and give commands using both the “lass uns” construction and the “wir”-imperative; and How do use demonstrative pronouns. Subordinating Conjunctions ( wenn and weil ) & Expressing Opinions ! G.8.3.D, G.8.3.E, G.8.3.F " S. 212 (“Conjunctions”) 10.1.A.1. We’re starting off this new chapter with two groups of new words: four new conjunctions and three verbs. By the end of the subunit, you’ll be able to use them in combinations and sound more and more like a German. In the mind of a lot of Americans, Germans seem to have strong opinions about everything. In order to express your opinion in German we’ll first start with the verbs: glauben , denken , and finden . Check out Can you connect each of the English expressions with their German equivalents? Draw a line from each of the English expressions to the German ones. E NGLISH D EUTSCH I think… I find… I believe… Ich glaube. .. Ich denke. .. Ich finde… In order to drive the point home, feel free to add the word persönlich right after Ich . When you use persönlich in your speech, be sure to really emphasize it! Example: Ich persönlich finde… There’s no real priority over which verb you use in order to express your opinion. They can be used interchangeably just like the English equivalents! Now on to the second part of an opinion, namely the opinion part:
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Auf Geht’s | Unit 10 Grammar Homework 2 10.1.A.2 There’s a lot of uninformed gossip about German throughout North America. Besides a lot of stupid claims that it is a hard language (try learning Chinese!), one of the most rampant rumors is that German is backwards (not true!) because it places the verb at the end of every sentence. What you’re about to learn is going to put silly these rumors to rest! Let’s go over a few facts first: Fact No. 1: Germans love building super long sentences. Fact No. 2: Lots of Germans make long sentences using conjunctions. Fact No. 3: There are two kind of conjunctions: coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Fact No. 4: Only subordinating conjunctions require that we do put the verb at the end of the subordinating clause. Okay, let’s back up and fill in three gaps. First , let’s remind ourselves of what conjunctions are. Conjunctions are connectors (like “and,” “but,” “or,” “because,” “if”) that enable us to plug one sentence onto another.
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