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Bohm, Arnd – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2003
Fixed prepositional phrases of the type in this way and on the other hand are used in written and spoken English to connect sentences into larger units (text, dialogues). German prefers simple adverbials like so. Appended is a check-list of the most common such phrases in English and possible German equivalents.
Descriptors: Sentences, German, English, Phrase Structure
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Bohm, Arnd – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2000
Critiques the standard explanation of German equivalents for "when" presented in textbooks (wann, wenn, als). Analysis of the English-language evidence indicates that "when" is frequently a relative pronoun in descriptions and must be rendered as a relative pronoun in German. The case is made for "wo" as a practical choice, along with "da" or…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English, German, Pronouns