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by Susan Tebbutt

Klaro! is truly "grammar at a glance." The author presents a strikingly clear style and format that reduces your usual trepidation about learning grammar or reviewing for an exam. Included are everyday examples as well as many journalistic and literary quotations to increase your vocabulary and consolidate grammar. Ideal for advanced beginners and intermediate-level learners, this book:

Presents you with an easy and inviting way to learn and review German Uses an easy-to-understand tabular format as well as clear and jargon-free explanations Assumes little previous knowledge
Download Klaro!: A Practical Guide to German Grammar epub
ISBN: 0071387439
ISBN13: 978-0071387439
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Susan Tebbutt
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 23, 2001)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1131 kb
FB2 size: 1872 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 167
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Well, where to start...

I am a senior high school student preparing for my German exam. I have used this book as part of my preparation schedule

I find that it's main advantage is that everything is given in a concise and easy to read manner. There is no padding, and no need to sift through useless information.

However, this becomes a disadvantage - examples are few, explanations are sparse, and I believe not enough attention is given to each section. It is truly a small reference book for those wanting to refresh - not learn. The section on the Passive and Subjunctive I thought to be particularly deficient, and would be downright confusing for those who have never encountered it before.

It is good as a review of how much you know, and it may make you feel better with the easy exercises. However, I would recommend Schaum's or Hammer's if you are actually wanting to learn the grammar, and not just revise.

Quality of the book? The paper is not of the highest quality, but of a satisfying thickness. It gains a yellow tinge quickly, and seems to be of recycled origin. (The yellow is nothing distressing, but simply doesn't retain the pure white of other higher quality papers) The book appears to be double spaced, and tables dominate the space of most pages. Though listed as being 200 pages, that is probably being a little generous, considering the former comments.

Overall: 3/5
This book contains all the stuff that the various tapes, software and other books either don't explain or don't explain well. If you have been studying German for a while and know that there are rules that you just don't seem to be getting then this book will explain all. As I read this book I kept saying ahhh that is how that works.

Thank you very much for this book.