Advent Calendar 2019 – Contract?!

 

“Contract?!”

Hi ihr lieben,

German learning Advent Calendar, door 21. And this door kind of brings us back to the beginning of the Calendar. Don’t worry, it’s not another scheme to skip a day or something :).
In the first week of the Calendar, we learned a little bit about contractions in German. Contractions are these combinations of article and preposition, like im, am or zur and we talked a bit about the logic behind when to use them and when to NOT use them.
If you haven’t read the post or you want to check it out again, you can find it here:

Contractions in German

And today, we’ll do a little practice about that.
I’ll give you a bunch of sentences and you have to decide whether or not to use a contractions. It’s good old multiple choice this time, everything should work smoothly, and without stupid bugs :)
Viel Spaß and if you have any questions after the quiz, let me know in the comments.
Have a great day and bis morgen!

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Well….I’m way below average but way higher this time than other quizzes. ; ) Danke für alle, Emmanuel!!!!!!! =)
Camille
P.S. Apparently I could’ve used more contractions than I thought I could.

Elsa
Elsa

Hi,

Ok, I decided to wing it without reading the article and got a pretty lousy score. No point asking questions here, at least not before I read the article on this subject ;)

One suggestion: what do you think if us (i.e. your extremely loyal and wonderful blog followers) ask you for a specific article (one per person) we’d like you to write as a Xmas present? Maybe you could then see what’s highest on the wishlist and perhaps write it next year (after a long, well deserved break)?

Bis morgen

Elsa
Elsa

**** if we (I’m correcting my own typo before someone else does!)

Gaile
Gaile

Für die letzte Frage gibt es kein Übersetzung im Englischen.

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri

Toll! Ich habe alles geschaft. Aber hat ich , zuvor, die Lektion, erneut gelesen . Ich habe dies mal ” Fingerspitzegefühl gehabt!
Vielen Dank dafür . Bis bald .

Turtles
Turtles

I did horribly. 3 out of 8

Pat McKay
Pat McKay

Why is the answer to No. 6 ins instead of in das? I would have thought that at least it should be that both work.
I got 6 out of 8 correct. No. 3 was wrong too, but I was too careless and hasty in answering, and I can see that the given answer is what I should have chosen.

Roger
Roger

I got 75% (above average) after reading the explanation article, but how can I tell which ones I really knew from ones which were a lucky guess?

shauser31416
shauser31416

The quiz is super. Not that I did well – I didn’t. But just thinking about your examples helped me a bunch!

PERIANNAN CHANDRASEKARAN
PERIANNAN CHANDRASEKARAN

Hallo Emmanuel
Das Quiz, das sich am Ende fast jeder Lektion befindet, ist eine sehr gute Idee von dir and ist sehr nützkich, indem es Lehrenden wie mich viel hilft, was wir gelernt haben zu verstärken.

Bori
Bori

Oopps, nur 5 von 8 erreicht..

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Whoa! 8 outta 8! WHooHoo!
Not bad for a girl that is so unsure about so much grammar!

This one made my day. But, I really gotta work on when to use “der, die, das” as opposed to “er, sie, es”.

As in, Der Tisch ist neu. Er/Der ist auch hässlich. z.B.

And:

Mein Bruder kommt am Montag. Er/Der kommt immer zu spät.

Anonymous
Anonymous

68% but I can see where I went wrong

dorcas
dorcas

100%!? What can I say? I’m so happy, I usually do so very badly on your quizzes. Oh, and by the way, Roger is not the only desperately embarrassed Europhile in Britain. I also send 10,000 apologies for Brexit.

Alison
Alison

@ Dorcas. I quite agree. Whatever were the voting Brits at home thinking??

Pentatomidae
Pentatomidae

Oh wow, I got 100%. I must have been paying attention to your earlier post more than I thought!

Osama K Tuma
Osama K Tuma

ALRIGHT, 7 out of 8 correct, and I never learned the difference until I read your first article on Contractions a few days ago, way to go, that’s how you explain grammar to someone, not through charts and stifled books.
Thanks a lot for all the hard work.

Have a wonderful day everyone.