NOTE 1--Significant Accounting Policies:
Dreyfus Short-Intermediate Government Fund (the "Fund") is registered under the Investment Company Act of
1940 ("Act") as a diversified open-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to
provide investors with as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of capital. The
Dreyfus Corporation ("Manager") serves as the Fund's investment adviser. The Manager is a direct subsidiary of
Mellon Bank, N.A. ("Mellon"). Premier Mutual Fund Services, Inc. acts as the distributor of the Fund's shares,
which are sold to the public without a sales charge.
The Fund's financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles which
may require the use of management estimates and assumptions. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
(A) PORTFOLIO VALUATION: The Fund's investments (excluding short-term investments and U.S.
Government obligations) are valued each business day by an independent pricing service ("Service") approved by
the Board of Trustees. Investments for which quoted bid prices are readily available and are representative of the
bid side of the market in the judgment of the Service are valued at the mean between the quoted bid prices (as
obtained by the Service from dealers in such securities) and asked prices (as calculated by the Service based
upon its evaluation of the market for such securities). Other investments (which constitute a majority of the
portfolio securities) are carried at fair value as determined by the Service, based on methods which include
consideration of: yields or prices of securities of comparable quality, coupon, maturity and type; indications as to
values from dealers; and general market conditions. Investments in U.S. Government obligations are valued at the
mean between quoted bid and asked prices. Short-term investments are carried at amortized cost, which
(B) SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS AND INVESTMENT INCOME: