German grammar has suffered several reforms and a lot of obsolete grammatical rules have been suppressed. The German rules of spelling were also revised and on August 1, 1998 the new system was implemented. The original 212 spelling rules were reduced to 112, and the rules of punctuation were decrease from 52 to 9.
One of the most difficult aspects of German grammar is that nouns come with one of three genders: Masculine, Neuter or Feminine. These genders do not correspond to the physical state of an object, for example the word "girl" belongs to the neuter class.
In the list below you can find more information about grammatical terms used in German language.