An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a verb, and an adverbial phrase is combination of words that perform the same function. This page outlines the Grammar of the German language. Grammar Genders In German all of the three genders of the Proto-Indo-European A German noun has one of three specific grammatical genders (masculine feminine neuter and belongs to one of three declension classes only partly dependent of gender German verbs may be classified as either weak, with a Dental consonant inflection or strong, showing a Vowel gradation ( ablaut) German articles have a feature called "strength" which influences the declension of the adjectives In German grammar, the correct Inflection of Adjectives depends on the case number and gender of the Noun phrase, as well as what kind of determiner German pronouns of the first person refer to the speaker those of the second person refer to an addressed person This is a paradigm of German Verbs that is a set of conjugation tables for the model Regular verbs and for some of the most common Irregular verbs German sentence structure is somewhat more complex than that of many other European languages with phrases regularly inverted for both questions and subordinate phrases German declension is the paradigm that German uses to define all the ways words can change shape to reflect their role in the sentence subject object etc In the German language, a modal particle (Modalpartikel or Abtönungspartikel is an Uninflected word used mainly in spontaneous spoken language in For English usage of verbs see the wiki article English verbs. An adverbial or adverbial phrase is a linguistic term for a single adverb or a group of more than one word operating adverbially when viewed in terms of their The German language includes several different kinds of adverbial phrases. This page outlines the Grammar of the German language. Grammar Genders In German all of the three genders of the Proto-Indo-European An adverbial or adverbial phrase is a linguistic term for a single adverb or a group of more than one word operating adverbially when viewed in terms of their
Many adverbs are not derived from an adjective. In Grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a Noun or Pronoun, giving more information about the Often they have very important meanings. For example, "nicht", "leider" or "gerne". (not, unfortunately, gladly. )
The duration or the spatial extent of a verb's action can be expressed by a nominal expression in the accusative case. The accusative case ( abbreviated ACC) of a Noun is the Grammatical case used to mark the Direct object of a Transitive
"Das Kind malte die ganze Zeit Bilder" (The child was painting pictures all the time)
Adverb formation is simpler in German than most other languages. An adverb is simply the uninflected form of the adjective (or participle). In Linguistics, a participle (from Latin participium, a Calque of Greek μετοχη "partaking" is a derivative of a non-finite This holds for the positive, comparative and superlative forms. Positive is the form of an Adjective or Adverb on which Comparative and Superlative are formed with suffixes -ier, -lier In Grammar, the comparative is the form of an Adjective or Adverb which denotes the degree or grade by which a person thing or other entity has a property In Grammar the superlative of an Adjective or Adverb is the greatest form of adjective or adverb which indicates that something has some feature
The adverb can be used to describe actions, adjectives or other adverbs. Comparative and superlative forms are unusual in the last two situations.
A prepositional phrase consists of a nominal phrase and a preposition or postposition. An adpositional phrase is a Linguistics term that includes (a prepositional phrase(s (which are usually found in head-first languages like English) and In Grammar, a preposition is a Part of speech that introduces a prepositional phrase. In Grammar, a preposition is a Part of speech that introduces a prepositional phrase. The case of the nominal phrase can be accusative or dative. Some prepositions always take the accusative case and some always take the dative case. Students usually memorize these because the difference may not be intuitive. A third group of prepositions, called "two way prepositions", take either the accusative case or the dative case depending on the phrase's exact meaning. If the statement describes movement across a boundary then the phrase is accusative. Other situations, including movement within a confined area, take the dative case. For example:
Note that prepositions do not always have a locative meaning; they can also be modal or temporal adverbs, for example. Locative (also called the seventh case) is a Grammatical case which indicates a location
Prepositional phrases, being adverbial, may be used to describe actions and adjectives. They can also be attributes of a nominal phrase. This page outlines the Grammar of the German language. Grammar Genders In German all of the three genders of the Proto-Indo-European
In some cases, the preposition and the article of the nominal phrase may or must elide together. Elision is the omission of one or more sounds (such as a Vowel, a Consonant, or a whole Syllable) in a word or phrase producing a result that is easier This is similar to Italian.
A real position can be substituted by a pronominal adverb.
Pronominal adverbs may be preceded by an adverbial clause. See below.
Besides prepositional phrases and pronominal adverbs, there are also adverbial clauses. An adverbial clause is a Clause that functions as an Adverb. In other words it contains subject (explicit or implied and predicate, and it They can be applied to actions as well as to nominal phrases and pronominal adverbs.
Such a sentence can also completely replace a position or pronominal adverb. (The previous sentence needs to be clarified by someone knowledgeable)