German grammar - word order

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German grammar - word order

About this Course


  Find out how German word order differs from English and learn the rules to help you make great German sentences. Updated April 2024

  • Are you a German learner who is struggling with word order?
  • Do you find it difficult to work out where the subject, verb and object goes?
  • Do you wish you knew what it means if a book or teacher talks about ‘TMP’?
  • Do you know which conjunctions push the verb to the end and which don’t?
  • Do you know what relative pronouns are?

This course is for any German learners. It is designed to accompany the learners as they progress through their German textbook or lessons. It  is not necessarily designed for you to work your way through from beginning to end.

If you are a beginner, then start with the beginners’ section and move on at a later date.

If you are an intermediate student, then you might want to watch all the beginners’ videos to revise what you have already learned, or pick those bits that you are still struggling with before moving on to the intermediate section.

If you are an advanced student, you might also want to check out the beginners and intermediate section as there might be things you’ve forgotten or not realised. If you do find a topic that you know well, just move on.

It doesn't matter how quickly you complete the course - it isn't a race - the important bit is that you understand the German word order!

German grammar seems to be very complicated but is actually very logical, and this course will show you with very basic sentences how logical it is. By going back to basics with easy sentences, you will make sense of the German word order. You will know which conjunctions do what and how to use relative pronouns.

With the help of the videos and exercises this course will take you from "Ich verstehe nicht" to "Ich verstehe"!

How is this course different from other courses?

Most German courses or textbooks cover many topics, but not always in great detail. Normally, there is a tutor to explain more. That can be a problem for those who are teaching themselves as they might not have anybody to explain further.

My courses are in depth, easy to understand and come with a workbook (to print out or fill in online) with space for your own notes and exercises, a quiz at the end, a German learners' community and monthly live sessions, where we can learn together and help each other.

Course content

videoA little ad to entice you ;-)38 sFree
videoIntroduction and information about this course3 m 18 sFree
videoNEW! German Learners' Community Start
videoAbout the quiz & certificate Start
videoA little info about Angelika Start
videoThe workbook Start
videoIntroduction to this section2 m 51 s Start
videoVerb in second place2 m 57 sFree
videoVerb in second place - the PDF Start
videoQuestions4 m 39 s Start
videoQuestions - the PDF Start
videoTime manner place7 m 27 s Start
videoTime manner place - the PDF Start
videoWashing line5 s Start
videoA bit more on the "what"4 m 15 s Start
videoA bit more on the 'what' - the PDF Start
videoVerb still in 2nd place6 m 32 s Start
videoVerb still in 2nd place - the PDF Start
videoModal verbs & future tense8 m 11 s Start
videoModal verbs & future tense - the PDF Start
videoPerfect tense3 m 45 s Start
videoPerfect tense - the PDF Start
videoSeparable verbs2 m 52 s Start
videoSeparable verbs - the PDF Start
videoBasic word order recap3 m 36 s Start
videoExample of notes from a student Start
videoA little extra help! Start
videoBasic word order exercises Start
videoFor some extra work - find the verb and 'time, manner, place' Start
videoIntroduction to this section1 m 59 s Start
videoConjunctions, no change4 m 57 s Start
videoConjunctions, no change - the PDF Start
videoConjunctions, no change - your turn!4 m 11 s Start
videoWeil sentences3 m 18 sFree
videoWeil - the PDF Start
videoWeil - your turn4 m 39 s Start
videoOther conjunction words which push the verb to the end7 m 5 s Start
videoOther conjunction words which push the verb to the end - the PDF Start
videoSubject & verb reversed7 m 20 s Start
videoSubject & verb - the PDF Start
videoWenn5 m 19 s Start
videoWenn - the PDF Start
videoWhen - which word to use intro Start
videoWhen is when wenn?3 m 23 s Start
videoDass or no dass?5 m 3 s Start
videoDass or no dass? - the PDF Start
videoDass - your turn4 m Start
videoMore connecting words4 m 39 s Start
videoMore connecting words - the PDF Start
videoThe command form - intro2 m 41 s Start
videoThe imperative (revision)3 m 59 s Start
videoThe imperative (revision) - the PDF Start
videoSummary Start
videoMore exercises Start
videoFor extra work - find some sentences with conjunctions Start
videoIntroduction to this section1 m 26 s Start
video"zu + infinitive" instead of "dass"5 m 47 s Start
video"zu + infinitive" instead of "dass" - the PDF Start
video"um ... zu ..." and more2 m 19 s Start
video"um ... zu ..." and more - the PDF Start
videoNegatives: nicht oder kein?6 m 22 sFree
videoNegatives: nicht oder kein? - the PDF Start
videoPosition of 'nicht'6 m 15 s Start
videoPosition of 'nicht' - the PDF Start
videoPosition of object pronouns6 m 12 s Start
videoPosition of object pronouns - the PDF Start
videoRelative pronouns - nominative & accusative case9 m 2 s Start
videoRelative pronouns - nominative & accusative - the PDF Start
videoRelative pronouns - dative & genitive case6 m 3 s Start
videoRelative pronouns - dative & genitive - the PDF Start
videoRelative pronouns and prepositions3 m 51 s Start
videoRelative pronouns and prepositions - the PDF Start
videorelative pronouns - was3 m 49 s Start
videoRelative pronouns, was - the PDF Start
videoRelative pronouns - welcher1 m 44 s Start
videoRelative pronouns, welcher - the PDF Start
videoPronouns5 s Start
videoInterjections12 m 24 s Start
videoInterjections - the PDF Start
videoAnd even more exercises! Start
videoFor extra work - find some relative pronouns Start
videoUsing Pinterest for further practice & ideas Start
videoWhat next? Start
videoFind me on social media Start
videoIt's a wrap! Start
videoInterested in becoming an affiliate? Start

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Angelika Davey

Angelika Davey

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German tutor, author and online course creator