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A Concise German Grammar aims to equip undergraduates with a comprehensive yet compact account of German grammar. There has long been a need for an easy-to-use guide to the subject that answers users’ questions without confronting them with a bewildering mass of secondary detail. Clear and accessible, including many lively examples of modern usage, this practical book can be used both to learn German grammar and as an essential reference for students of German. Leading the field by using the new German spelling, the book also includes a glossary of grammatical terms and detailed alphabetical guides to prepositions and conjunctions.


A Concise German Grammar meets the dual requirements of comprehensiveness and concision (requirements which in the case of some published grammars seems to be mutually exclusive). I think it achieves these aims admirably and I believe it is likely to be more helpful to students than the standard reference work, ‘Hammer’, which first-and second-year undergraduates often find unwieldy and difficult. The author presents succinct, readable explanations of all the key areas of grammar. Carol Gray and Brenda Cox, German Teaching