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How to use the Word Grammar

The Word Grammar describes the functions, forms and meanings of the German word classes (= parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.)
  • How to find information on a word class:
    In the above menu, choose ' Word Grammar', then the word class (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) and search the requested information in the menu that appears on the left.

  • How to find information on a specific subject:
    You can also find specific information by using the search function: choose the option Grammar in the pop-up menu of the search box and enter a word or expression (e.g. auxiliary verb, person). The links shown in the result will lead you directly to relevant pages in the Grammar.

  • How to find information on a linguistic term:
    In the upper right corner of the page, click on Linguistic Terms with Link. If the term is underlined, click on it to see its defintion in the Glossary.

    Alternatively, choose the option All in the pop-up menu of the search box and enter the linguistic term. As a result, you will see a list of links into the Glossary, Word Grammar, Wordformation etc. Example search with regular verb.

  • How to see how words are inflected:
    You will find the inflection rules for each word class under "Inflection". If you need more than the displayed examples for a rule, you can browse through all the affected entries in the Canoo dictionary by clicking on "all examples". Example: Show all irregular Verbs with the inflection rule for irregular verbs.

    Alternatively, you can search a word in the Inflection Dictionary: choose the option Dictionary Inflection in the pup-up menu of the search box and enter the word. The inflection tables of the word will be shown together with more information such as the indication of the word class, the inflection rule, etc. Exemple search with gehen.

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