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    C. H. Ohly
Excerpt from book: III. THE CONJUNCTIONS. § 43. Conjunctions are used to connect a series of statements, and to express the exact relation existing between them: they also tend greatly to give a smooth flow to style and diction. The German is peculiarly rich in these conjunctions, and may be said to make the most extensive use of them of all modern languages. § 44. Principal Clauses connected by conjunctions. These conjunctions are: unb, ober, benn, fonbern, abet, allein, nfimlidj. The conjunctions: bodj, jebodj, alfo, inbeffen may, or may not, take inversion of the subject, tlnb and ober begin the sentence, but give rise to no other remarks. § 45. $tnn, for, since, gives the reason for a preceding statement. @§ roar afle§ ftifl unb au§geftorben, btnn e§ rotrb ier fein ©otte§bienft mef)r gealten. All was quiet and desolate, for divine service is no longer held in this place. Goethe. § 46. i0nbettt, but, is adversative and is only used after negatives always standing at the head of a sentence. It is equivalent to the English but after a negative, if the sentence has a finite verb, or if such can be supplied. 9liif)t nur neue ftanpt fanb idj ba, fonltetn (audj ba§) SBadj§tum ber alten oeranbert. Not ot1ly did I find new plants there, but also the growth of the old ones changed. Goethe. § 47. 8Uet, but, however, is likewise adversative. Its position at the beginning of a clause makes the whole clause adversative. It is also placed after that part of speech, which it is intended to emphasize, and which should stand as near to the head of the sentence as possible. tlbet rote fonnte er etnen SSertrag fur giiltig falten, ber fetnem Obererrn abgetrot unb auf .ein SSerbredjen gegriinbet roar? Bat how could he consider an agreement valid, which had been wrung from hi...  
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