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Tense and Aspect

Most linguists recognize two tenses in English, present and past, although other verb forms are often mistakenly described as tenses. I walk is present tense and I walked is past tense. A form such as ...
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Warum heißen Verben “Zeitwort”?

Wie ich in einem Kommentar erfahren habe, nennt man im Deutschen Verben auch Zeitwort. Wieso? Ist das wirklich sinnvoll oder nur ein komischer Versuch Fremdwörter zu vermeiden?
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What is the German equivalent for “generation skipping trust?”

In my (unpublished) "Dynasty" novel, the (American) patriarch leaves his German estate to his favorite (German) grandaughter. Like many American millionaires, he uses a "generation skipping trust" to ...