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clarke54321

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Grammar Question
« on: July 05, 2016, 09:52:16 am »
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Hey everyone,

If I have two adjectives before a noun in a sentence, do both adjectives have to take on the corresponding adjectival ending or is it just the adjective directly before the noun?

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Re: Grammar Question
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 10:42:29 am »
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Hi clarke54321,

Both adjectives in the given sentence must take on the corresponding case ending when writing in German. I have bolded the nominative adjectival endings below.

z.B:
Ein groβer, bösartiger Lӧwe lief den Tierpark entlang, als er immer auf sein Futter wartete.

Wenn du etwas nicht verstehst, schau dir das Beispiel an oder lass mich wissen, damit ich dir helfen kann.  :)
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 10:54:20 am by rosalie.brown »

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Re: Grammar Question
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 11:05:23 am »
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Hi clarke54321,

Both adjectives in the given sentence must take on the corresponding case ending when writing in German. I have bolded the nominative adjectival endings below.

z.B:
Ein groβer, bösartiger Lӧwe lief den Tierpark entlang, als er immer auf sein Futter wartete.

Wenn du etwas nicht verstehst, schau dir das Beispiel an oder lass mich wissen, damit ich dir helfen kann.  :)

Vielen Dank für deine Hilfe!  :D

I also have one or two more questions if you don't mind.

- When I refer to it, I am of the understanding that it is either er, sie or es according to the noun, when it is in the nominative. However, what do these change to in the accusative and dative? Do they just follow the way pronouns change in these
cases?

-In this sentence for example:

Gino, der Italiener ist, rückruft der Krieg und die Deutsche Invasion.

Should the verb 'recalls' be in it's infinitive form?


Thank-you  :)
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Re: Grammar Question
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 04:00:12 pm »
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What are you trying to say in the Gino sentence?

This is correct:

Gino, der Italiener ist, rückruft den Krieg und die deutsche Invasion.

Search the German verb endings table. You have to remember it, but it is influenced by what er, sie and es change into for nominative and dative.
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Re: Grammar Question
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 05:23:59 pm »
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The verb stays conjugated, as you had in your sentence. If you get confused, remember that it's the exact same as it is in English when using a relative clause.

E.g. Robert, who is my brother, likes to go skiing in the mountains. If you didn't conjugate the verb, it wouldn't make sense, so the way you have it right now is correct.

That being said, because the war is being remembered (and is therefore the direct object), it would be 'den Krieg', as exit pointed out. The fact that there is a relative clause does not change this. Does this make sense?
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