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Auf Geht’s | Unit 8 Grammar Homework 1 Auf geht’s Unit 8: Europa 8.1.A Chapter Overview of Grammar In this chapter we will focus more on using prepositions, adjectives and a brand new case we’ve never seen before: the genitive. Aside from a few additional new items (like differentiating the verb kennen [to know] from the verb wissen [to know]), all the grammar we will focus on in this chapter specializes in creating or qualifying relationships. Here is a breakdown of this chapter’s six new grammar points: Using the right preposition with select verbs; Asking questions using the wo -compound and answering them with da- compounds; Comparing things, people, and ideas using adjectives in the comparative and superlative form; Using wissen (to know) and kennen (to know) correctly; Expressing possession using the genitive case; and Establishing relationships using genitive prepositions. Verbs with Prepositions ! G.7.4.C " S. 214-215 (“Prepositions”) 8.1.A.1 In this first section we will begin to learn how some verbs have specific relationships with particular prepositions. You should know by now what a verb is and what a preposition is. Verbs express action in the sentence; they are what subjects do. Check out the following four bolded examples below: I swear ! I will never do that again! I promise ! Prepositions are small words that put the subject and verb into very specific spatial and temporal contexts. In other words, they help locate the actors of a sentence in time and space. See: EXAMPLE A : I fell IN love . (Not out of love, not under love, but IN love.) EXAMPLE B : We flew THROUGH the clouds . (Not before the clouds, not in the clouds, but THROUGH the clouds.) EXAMPLE C : We ate lunch AT one o’clock . (Not around one o’clock, not after one o’clock, but AT one o’clock.) In German 101, we learned about three different kinds of German prepositions: Group 1: The 6 prepositions that take nouns after them only the accusative case: durch , für , gegen , ohne , um , bis Group 2: The 8 prepositions that take nouns after them only in the dative case: aus , außer , bei , mit , nach , seit , von , zu
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Auf Geht’s | Unit 8 Grammar Homework 2 Group 3: The 9 prepositions that take nouns after them either in the accusative or dative case depending on whether they together express motion (accusative) or static location (dative): an , auf , hinter , in , neben , über , unter , vor , zwischen In order to freshen up on these prepositions and their (oftentimes idiomatic) meanings in English, you might want to read over page 214 in the workbook and then visit the following grammar points on the Interactive: ! G.7.1, G.7.2, G.7.3, G.7.4. Now that we’ve gotten this far, let’s reflect on a little more English. Notice how the following prepositions just seem to naturally match up with the verbs in the following sentences. It’s just not possible to substitute the right preposition with another.
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