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Leon Liou
About the noun's suffix! thx The sentence "Seine Frau aergert sich ueber die Ueberstunden ihres Mannes." I can't figure out why "es" follow after Mann. I'm now learning "Verben mit Praepositionen" . I know the "ihres Mannes" is the fourth case. But why "Mannes"?
Dec 28, 2015 1:34 PM
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"Die Überstunden" is fourth case because that's what "über" requires, but "(ihres) Mannes" is second case, genitive. It's similar to English: her husband*'s* overtime.
December 28, 2015
Mannes is second case - genitive, des Mannes
January 6, 2016
Leon Liou
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