Ok, so I'm in need of some German help, and my professor is a crotchety old Wichtigtuer who absolutely refuses to provide it. Can anyone suggest some helpful websites explaining German grammar, specifically those which have sections that explain relative pronouns/Relativpronomen, and German sentence cases (nominative, accusative, dative, and genitive), and possibly adjective endings? I'm confused about how to pick the right relative pronoun to stick into a sentence, particularly because I don't have an amazing grasp on how to tell which case a sentence is.
For example, how does one tell which relative pronoun to use in this sentence:
"Er gab drei Schüsse in die Torte, ______ da so schön auf dem Gartentisch stand."
"He gave three shots into the cake, which stood there so pretty on the table."
Here is what I can tell the process is from my ( Collapse )
He keeps badly half-explaining this, and introducing a bunch of what seem to be exceptions at the same time, which, when one is already confused, doesn't help. Annoying. Also, maybe it's just me, but this really doesn't feel like the most flowing way to choose a teensy little pronoun; particularly when it is before
the rest of the sentence that determines it's form. Does it just start to come naturally with practice to the point one doesn't have to picture that damn chart and stop and think about what kind of relative clause is following?