German Word Order Help?!
I was just wondering if anyone knows of any other websites that are useful for practicing German word order ( for example, how various connectives and time phrases affect word order). I know I will eventually get to this sort of thing on Duolingo but I would like to practice it as a separate thing so I can form sentences more accurately.
I find these pages very helpful for learning German word order rules:
Even if you don't understand everything there, it's easy to pick out rules relevant to the level you're at and then come back to it whenever you learn new sentence elements that you aren't sure how to place.
I also have this site bookmarked, though I haven't used it yet:
Have a look through it and see if you find anything. :)
I took four years of German in high school (I'm in the U.S.), and this (how to order the words in a sentence) was the part of learning the language that I found most difficult. I never did fully understand how and where to put various words in a sentence, as the structure of the sentences can be much different than in English. I would love an answer for this as well -- somewhere that explains in detail the "logic" with respect to sentence structure/word order.
Yes that would be great! Also something to help you then learn all these different word orders and memorise them! I'm continuing with German next year at school and am panicking slightly as I have just done a year of only French and am finding it hard to get back into German. Word order will be important particularly as we are having controlled assessments from the start which count in the exam!
As a native german i have no idea which brands are good for learning german. Only advice i can give is to get a "medium" grammar. A 30 page short for dummys wont help you with many aspects. On the other hand you really don't want a 340 page grammar that explains every absurd exception. You'll have to work through 23 pages of linguistic rambling to find your problem. At the moment i use a spanish "simple grammar" of 120 pages and its fine.