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A No-Frills Approach to Reading and Writing German

Book 3


by Eugene R. Moutoux


This is the third book of a four-book series. Please let me know what you like and what you dislike. Suggestions and questions are also welcome. Thanks, and good luck.



Chapter 1: Attributive adjectives with ein-words Chapter 5: Comparative and superlative degrees of adjectives and adverbs

Chapter 2: Possession: genitive case and von

Accusative of definite time

Declension of der Name

Chapter 6: Cardinal numbers above 21

Ordinal numbers 


Chapter 3: Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

Chapter 7: Unpreceded attributive adjectives

Infinitive with zu

Special infinitive phrases

Chapter 4: Relative pronouns

Chapter 8: Past-perfect tense

Double infinitive construction

hin and her

  Glossary: German to English
  Glossary: English to German
  Grammar Appendix


Graphics by Tom Moutoux



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