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 Post subject: Re: Englische Grammatik
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:08 am 
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Nadja, I just read over the last couple of posts and I want to apologize because it sounds like I was being snarky with you. I wasn't, it was just a 'bad tone' sort of post :doh:

I must apologize for being so behind on this. I've hurt my hand and typing is kinda difficult right now. Nothing serious, and I'm sure it'll be ok in a couple of days. Until then I'm pecking away at the lessons slowly :)

With it being so close to Halloween, I thought it might be fun to look at some superstitions. Don't worry if you don't get all of these. Prepositions are a real pain in any language, and I know we haven't really gone over them yet. This is just kinda for fun. I'm also curious if we share similar superpositions :D

1. If you blow ___ all of the candles on your birthday cake with one breath your wish will come true.

in
up
out
over

out


2. Get out of the bed ___ the same side that you get in to avoid bad luck.

with
in
on
by

on


3. ___ childbirth, a knife under the bed will cut the pain.

For
During
Against
Into

During


4. The number seven is considered to be good luck ___ many people.

by
as
for
with

by


5. It is bad luck to step ___ the cracks in the sidewalk.

with
during
at
on

on


6. In some parts ___ the world, the number thirteen is considered bad luck.

at
in
of
to

of


7. Picking up one piece of food ___ two sets of chopsticks is considered bad luck.

over
by
with
in

with


8. If you drop scissors, it means that your lover is being unfaithful ___ you.

for
to
by
at

to


9. Saying 'break a leg' to an actor ___ a performance will give him good luck.

into
behind
against
before

before


10. It is good luck to toss a pinch of salt ___ your left shoulder.

over
in
off
onto

over


11. Unless your birthday is ___ October, it is unlucky to wear opals.

of
at
in
on

in


12. If you drop your comb ___ you are combing your hair, you will have a future disappointment.

before
while
after
if

while


13. Walking ___ a ladder is considered to be bad luck.

under
with
away
at

under


14. A necklace of amber beads protects ___ a cold.

with
for
against
by

against


15. It is bad luck if a black cat crosses the street ___ you.

as with
in behind of
in front of
at beside of

in front of


16. If you drop a fork it means that a man is coming ___ visit.

to
for
in
on

to


17. If the palm ___ your right hand begins to itch, you will be getting some money.

behind
after
of
in

on


18. Giving knives or things that cut ___ a wedding present is considered bad luck.

after
before
as
in

as


19. It is bad luck ___ seven years if a mirror breaks.

for
in
after
at

for


20. It is bad luck to put a bed pointing ___ north or south.

into
either
out
over

either

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 Post subject: Re: Englische Grammatik
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Thanks Onyx! nr 4 I would have done wrong :blush:
Ohoh, the opals I'm wearing them since I was 18 and never have been off since, and I'm born in July :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Englische Grammatik
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^ Then they are probably good luck for you, right? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Englische Grammatik
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A short little post about ...
Proper and common nouns

There are two basic types of nouns in English. Proper nouns and common nouns. Proper nouns are the names of specific individuals, places, and things. Common nouns are the names of classes of persons, places, or things.
The most obvious distinction between proper nouns and common nouns is that proper nouns are capitalized.

Es gibt zwei grundlegend Arten Nomen auf englisch. proper nouns und common nouns. Proper nouns sind die Namen der spezifischen Einzelpersonen, der Plätze und der Sachen. Common nouns sind die Namen der Kategorien der Personen, der Plätze oder der Sachen. Die offensichtlichste Unterscheidung zwischen proper und common nouns ist, dass proper großgeschrieben werden.

Proper Nouns
Gregory House
Florence Nightingale
Mayo Clinic
Mississippi
Atlanta
Washington Post
The Tempest

Common Nouns
doctor
nurse
hospital
river
city
newspaper
play

Exercise
The following pairs of nouns contain one uncapitalized proper nouns and a related common noun. Capitalize the proper noun.

movie, star wars ~ movie, Star Wars

1. hamlet, play
2. neighborhood, soho
3. car, ford
4. ocean, atlantic
5. everest, mountain
6. actor, harrison ford
7. dixie, song
8. ship, titanic
9. hotel, the ritz
10. planet, mercury


1. Hamlet, play
2. neighborhood, Soho
3. car, Ford
4. ocean, Atlantic
5. Everest, mountain
6. actor, Harrison Ford
7. Dixie, song
8. ship, Titanic
9. hotel, The Ritz
10. planet, Mercury


Btw, I just want to say that since starting to learn German, I now capitalize random common nouns in English ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Englische Grammatik
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:13 am 
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Ich muss mich entschuldigen. Ich habe nicht die Lektion vergessen. Ich bin sehr beschäftigt mit Arbeit in letzter Zeit :um:

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Sometimes the spelling of regular plurals is disguised by the spelling rule that governs the use of the final silent e. The basic rule is that we add a final silent e to show that the preceding vowel is long.

Manchmal wird die Rechtschreibung der regelmäßigen Plurale durch die Rechtschreibungrichtlinie verkleidet, die den Gebrauch des letzte leisen [ie[/i] regelt. Die grundlegende Richtlinie ist, dass wir ein abschließendes leises e addieren, um zu zeigen, dass der vorhergehende Vokal lang ist.

Short vowel: cap {a is a short vowel ~ as in ask}
Long vowel: cape {a is a long vowel ~ as in grape}

We make both of these words plural by adding a single sibilant sound:
Wir bilden beide Wörter im Plural, indem einen einzelnen sibilant Ton addieren:
cap ~ caps
cape ~ capes

The final silent e in the word cape makes the plural look like the -es is pronounded as a separate syllable. But it is not.
We have simply added a single sibilant sound to the end of the singular form.

Das letzte leise e im Wort cape sieht wie -es pronounded wie eine separate Silbe aus. Aber es ist nicht. Wir haben einfach am Ende ein einzig sibilant Ton der einzigartigen hinzugefügt.

The pronunciation of the plural in regular nouns is determined by the final sound of the singular form of the noun according to the following three rules.
Das Aussprache des Plurals in den regelmäßigen Nomen wird durch den letzte Ton der einzigartigen Form des Nomen entsprechend den folgenden drei Richtlinien festgestellt.

1. If the noun ends in a voiceless consonant sound {except a sibilant}, then the plural is formed with the voiceless sibilant /s/ ~ -s.
1. Wenn das Nomen in stimmlos Konsonanten beendet, der Plural wird mit stimmlos sibilant /s/ gebildet.

/p/
cap ~ caps
cop ~ cops
snap ~ snaps
shape ~ shapes
hope ~ hopes

/t/
hat ~ hats
boat ~ boats
beast ~ beasts
fate ~ fates
rebate ~ rebates

/k/
back ~ backs
leak ~ leaks
trick ~ tricks
bike ~ bikes
lake ~ lakes

/f/
cliff ~ cliffs
cough ~ coughs
laugh ~ laughs
cuff ~ cuffs
sniff ~ sniffs

/th/
path ~ paths
lath ~ laths
monolith ~ monoliths
bath ~ baths

2. If the noun ends in a voiced consonant sound {except a sibilant} or any vowel, then the plural is formed with the voiced sibilant /z/ ~ -s.
2. Wenn das Nomen im stimmhaft Konsonantton oder in irgendeinem Vokal beendet, dann wird der Plural mit stimmhaft sibilant gebildet.

/b/
lab ~ labs
web ~ webs
blob ~ blobs
globe ~ globes
tube ~ tubes

/d/
bed ~ beds
fluid ~ fluids
flood ~ floods
code ~ codes
shade ~ shades

/g/
bug ~ bugs
rag ~ rags
flag ~ flags
pig ~ pigs
hog ~ hogs

/v/
wave ~ waves
hive ~ hives
love ~ loves
live ~ lives
cove ~ coves

/l/
girl ~ girls
pill ~ pills
wheel ~ wheels
role ~ roles
rule ~ rules

/m/
ham ~ hams
farm ~ farms
room ~ rooms
flame ~ flames
home ~ homes

/n/
hen ~ hens
teen ~ teens
moon ~ moons
loan ~ loans
tune ~ tunes
throne ~ thrones

/ŋ/
ring ~ rings
thing ~ things
throng ~ throngs
rung ~ rungs
song ~ songs

Since all vowels are voiced in English, this rule also governs the plural of all words ending in a vowel sound.
Da alle Vokal auf englisch stimmhaft werden, regelt diese Richtlinie allen Plural Nomen, die in einem Vokalton beenden.
For example:

sea ~ seas
zoo ~ zoos
cow ~ cows
bee ~ bees
show ~ shows
tree ~ trees

Words ending in the letter y are a little more complicated.
When the singular form ends in a consonant and the letter y, we form the regular plural by changing the y to an i and adding -es.
Die Wörter, die im Buchstaben Y beenden, sind ein wenig schwieriger. Wenn das Ende der Singularform ist ein Konsonant und ein y, verändern wir das y in i und addieren es.

The plural -s is pronounced /z/ in the expected way. The change of y to ie does not affect pronunciation.
Das plural s ist ausgeprägtes z auf die erwartete Art. Die Änderung von y bis ie beeinflußt nicht Aussprache.

baby ~ babies
family ~ families
lady ~ ladies
sky ~ skies
story ~ stories

When the letter y is combined with a vowel, a different spelling rule applies. To see the difference, compare the spellings of the plurals of the words fly and [/i]toy[/i].
Wenn der Buchstabe y mit einem Vokal kombiniert wird, eine andere Rechtschreibregeln trifft zu. Um den Unterschied zu sehen, vergleicht die Rechtschreibungen der Plurale der Wörter fly und toy.

fly ~ flies
toy ~ toys


Aussprache ist schwierig, im Text zu erklären. Wenn es nicht tut, kann ich versuchen, es anders als zu erklären :)


Exercise 1.2

Write out the plural of each noun.

1. three
2. trick
3. stool
4. history
5. wall
6. rake
7. play
8. stove
9. cough
10. moth
11. day
12. note
13. delay
14. hike
15. tire
16. rain
17. plate
18. grove
19. show
20. pipe


1.threes
2. tricks
3. stools
4. histories
5. walls
6. rakes
7. plays
8. stoves
9. coughs
10. moths
11. days
12. notes
13. delays
14. hikes
15. tires
16. rains
17. plates
18. groves
19. shows
20. pipes


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 Post subject: Re: Englische Grammatik
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:45 am 
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Here is a short and cute little vocabulary test on Weihnachten in Großbritannien.

Btw, in America, we don't really call Santa Claus "Father Christmas" that much. Just Santa ;) But Father Christmas is certainly a nice name ^_^

Also:
Advent Calendar.
It has some nice little fact and information about Weihnachten in English speaking countries. If you want to switch it to German, there is a link at the top of the page that will allow you to go back and forth between English and German :)

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