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Lesson 6: Eating and drinking

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Some exercises on irregular verbs

Now let's do some exercises on irregular verbs of the second class. Remember that all irregular verbs, except for the verb 'sein' (to be), are only irregular in their singular forms. The plural is always(!) regular.

You know how to conjugate the four new auxiliaries "müssen", "sollen", "haben" and "wollen". Since they are all auxiliaries, you can use them in exactly the same way as you used "möchten" and "werden" before.

Therefore, reconsider the following rule from lesson 3:

RULE: If an auxiliary is used in German, its form has to match the subject of the sentence. The main-verbs of that auxiliary have to be in the infinitive form and are placed at the very end of the sentence.


Exercise
Use the correct form of the given irregular verb to form a complete sentence.

Example:
Ich + sollen + den Tisch decken.
Ich soll den Tisch decken.

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for correct answers
1) Du + wollen + dich duschen.
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2) Marion + haben + immer Recht.
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3) Wir + sollen + in die Schule (school) gehen.
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4) Hans und ich + wollen + Früchte essen.
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5) Ihr + müssen + nach Hause fahren.
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6) Du + sollen + Wasser (water) trinken.
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7) Ich + wollen + ins Kino gehen.
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Exercise
Anne and Herr Becker are coming back from the supermarket and noticed that they forgot plenty of things. Anne has to go to a close by grocery store with her brother Daniel to buy the missing things. In the meantime, their parents Frau and Herr Becker are starting to prepare the food. Complete the following sentences, filling into the blank field the correct forms of the verbs/auxiliaries in parentheses.

Example:
Was
______
(must) wir kaufen?
Was
müssen
wir kaufen?




1) Ihr
_____
(must) Äpfel (apples) und Birnen (pears)
______
(to buy).
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2) Anne
____
(to want) mit Daniel in den Supermarkt
_____
(to go).
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3) Herr Becker
____
(shall) den Tisch decken.
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4) Anne und Daniel
______
(must) auch Nudeln
______
(to buy).
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5) Annes Mutter
____
(must) später das Essen kochen.
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6) Die Beckers (the Beckers)
_____
(have) Gäste (guests).
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