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S. Wurmbrand (2000). FINAL EXAMINATION.

URL: http://wurmbrand.uconn.edu/courses/files/exams/German2000-final.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1044&langcode=deu (2019-04-22).


Example #1:

    (1)   a.   Den Mann          mit dem Fehrnglas sah         die Maria            im Garten          an.
    the man-ACC       with the binoculars saw the Mary                   in-the garden      PART
    `Mary looked at the man with the binoculars in the garden'
Example #2:

    b.   Alle die Kinder           in unserer Schule haben viele kleine Bären                 zu fotografieren       versucht.
    all     the children in our school             have     many bears     to            photograph             tried
    `All the children in our school (have) tried to photograph many bears'
Example #3:

    c.   Der   auf seinen Sohn stolze Mann wird die Frau              besuchen      die              im Lotto       gewonnen        hat.
    the   of his       son    proud man will the woman visit                   who-FEM          in-the lottery won             has
    `The man who is proud of his son will visit the woman who has won the lottery'
Example #4:

    d.   Einen Mann      getroffen    der             singt     habe    ich      noch nie.
    a man           met          who-MASC        sings     have    I        not ever
    `I never met a man who sings'
Example #5:

    (2)   a.   weil gestern              hier     getanzt      wurde
    since yesterday           here     danced       was
    `since people danced here yesterday'
Example #6:

    b. *weil hier                angekommen              wurde
    since here               arrived                 was
    `since somebody arrived here'
Example #7:

    c.   weil der Kaviar           zu essen versucht     wurde
    since the caviar-NOM to eat         tried       was
    `since somebody tried to eat the caviar'
Example #8:

    d. *weil der Kaviar         zu essen geplant         wurde
    since the caviar-NOM to eat        planned       was
    `since somebody planned to eat the caviar'
Example #9:

    (3)   a.    weil Hans                 den Kaviar            essen          muss
    since John                the caviar-ACC        eat            must
    `since John must eat the caviar'
Example #10:

    b.    weil der Kaviar            gegessen werden      muss
    since the caviar-NOM eaten          be          must
    `since the caviar must be eaten'
Example #11:

    c.   *weil der Kaviar          essen     gemusst   wurde
    since the caviar-NOM eat           must-PART was
    `since somebody had to eat the caviar'
Example #12:

    (4)   a.   Er     singt           dem Karajan       een Arie        vor
    He     sings           to Karajan        an aria         PART
    `He sings an aria for Karajan'
Example #13:

    b. *Er     vorsingt        dem Karajan        een Arie
    He     PART-sings to Karajan              an aria
    `He sings an aria for Karajan'
Example #14:

    (10) a.    das de Hans gwäält           worde isch
    that the John elected (3) been (2) is                (1)
    `that John has been elected'
Example #15:

    b.   das     er ... laese              chöne              soele                   het
    that he ... read-INF (4) can-INF                 (3) shall-INF      (2)      had-FIN        (1)
    `that he should have been able to read...'