Direct Objects or No Direct Objects?

Remember that you are to conjugate weak or strong verbs in the compound past tenses with haben or sein. While a transitive verb demands a direct object in the accusative case, an intransitive verb cannot have a direct object.

Exercise 17

The following sentences with transitive verbs are scrambled. Reconstruct the complete sentences and then translate them.

  • gehen die wir Kirche in.

    ________________

    ________________

  • antwortet ihr er.

    ________________

    ________________

  • er Lehrer erwartet seinen.

    ________________

    ________________

  • er liest Empfehlungsbrief den.

    ________________

    ________________

Exercise 18

Certain verbs take the dative case and are therefore called dative verbs. The following exercise will provide you with some of these verbs.

Translate the following German verbs.

<tgroup cols="2" align="center"> <colspec colnum="1" colname="col1" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="0" align="left"/> <colspec colnum="2" colname="col2" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="0" align="left"/> <tbody> <tr> <td><p>1. <emphasis>helfen</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>2. <emphasis>gehören</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>3. <emphasis>begegnen</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>4. <emphasis>fehlen</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>5. <emphasis>gefallen</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>6. <emphasis>glauben</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>7. <emphasis>antworten</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p>8. <emphasis>scheinen</emphasis></p></td> <td><p>________________</p></td> </tr> </tbody> </tgroup> </table> <h2>Exercise 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