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Auf Geht’s | Unit 11 Grammar Homework 1 Auf geht’s Unit 11: Reisen 11.1.A Chapter Overview of Grammar In Unit 11 we’ll be exploring a favorite pastime among many Germans, namely traveling. In order to be able to talk about past experiences while traveling, we’ll need to add some new grammar to our ever-growing arsenal. The new grammatical points we’ll learn in this unit include: How to use the subordinating conjunctions als together with past events; How to write and speak about past events using the imperfect tense; How to sequence past events together using the subordinating conjunctions nachdem and bevor ; How to use the so-called “two-way prepositions” and how distinguish whether they require the accusative or dative case; and How to use the right verb in conjunction with two-way prepositions. The Subordinating Conjunction als & the Imperfect Tense of sein & haben ! 5.G.3, 5.G.1, G.8.3.D, G.8.3.E " S. 212 (“Conjugations”) 11.1.A.1 In Unit 10 we learned how German requires in special instances that we move the verb, which we traditionally reserve for the second position in a sentence, to the end of a sentence or clause. The main triggers for this shift are: a) Subordinating Conjunctions ( wenn , weil , dass , and ob ) and b) Relative Clauses (which begin with relative pronouns). In Unit 11, we’re going to revisit the subordinating conjunctions and discover more special situations when we need to use them. The four aforementioned subordinating conjunctions we know already express special conditions. Please underline in both the German and the English the conditional clause of each sentence. 1. If I have the money, I’ll go to Spain. # Wenn ich das Geld habe, reise ich nach Spanien. 2. Because I like the ocean, I’m going to Sylt. # Weil ich die Meer gern habe, reise ich nach Sylt. 3. I think that camping is the best vacation. # Ich glaube, dass Camping der beste Urlaub ist. 4. It depends on the weather whether we go to Mallorca. # Es hängt vom Wetter ab, ob wir nach Mallorca reisen. We need to now add to these four subordinating conjunctions a fifth, one that is specifically for talking about past events. This new conjunction is als , which means when in English.
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Auf Geht’s | Unit 11 Grammar Homework 2 Knowing what you know about subordinating conjunctions as well as the meaning of als , read the following statements and check whether they describe your own past experiences. Ja / Nein? 1. Als ich klein war , ist meine Familie immer zum Strand gefahren. ________ 2. Als ich klein war , ist meine Famile immer die Berge gefahren. ________ 3. Als ich klein war , habe ich regelmäßig gejobbt. ________ 4. Als ich klein war , habe ich nichts gemacht. ________ 5. Als ich klein war , bin ich im Sommer oft schwimmen gegangen. ________ 6. Als ich klein war , habe ich immer viele Bücher gelesen. ________ Let’s reflect on these examples now. What can you say about the following features common to all six sentences: 1. The relationship between als and the verb in the als -clause?
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