Prepositions Part 1: The Accusative 7

If there was a villain in languages it would be prepositions. These are tricky things that if you look them up in a dictionary you’ll get dozens of usages and then all the colloquial expressions which use them in different manners. On top of that depending on region the same language might use different prepositions: ex. British English — at the weekend / American English — on the weekend; and in German Ich gehe zur Bank. / Ich gehe auf die Bank.

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  1. […] for the past two weeks we’ve been learning our accusative and dative preposition. We’ve made up rhymes and sing them to waltzes and we feel confident. What […]

  2. […] we’ve been looking at prepositions for the last four weeks. We’ve been busy learning our accusative, dative and two-way prepositions. Songs and mantras have been created and you’ve learned the most […]

  3. […] different German prepositions, which we can all remember fall into the following four categories: accusative, dative, two-way, and genitive. Have you mantrafied and memorized them […]

  4. […] a sentence. It is the person, place or thing receiving the action of the verb. Don’t forget the accusative prepositions: bis, durch, entlang, für, gegen, ohne, um. If we use possessive adjectives in the accusative it […]

  5. […] If you live in the German speaking world or have ever visited you’ll be familiar with this preposition from your visit to restaurants — ohne (without). Remember ohne takes the accusative. […]

  6. […] parts are in the dative and/or accusative because of the prepositions that start the phrase (für = accusative, zu = dative). If we translate the above we’ll literally get: “Congratulations to you […]

  7. […] done on to. Not all verbs and therefore not all sentences have a direct object. Remember also the accusative prepositions (bis, durch, entlang, für, gegen, ohne, […]

  8. […] One thing that is important to remember with the um… zu construction is that the subject in both clauses (the two sentences you want to combine) need to be the same. And remember that um is an accusative preposition! […]

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  10. […] German there are four types of prepositions: accusative, dative, two-way, and […]

  11. […] Marathon Sprachen hat eine gründlichste Seite über die Akkusative Präpositionen. […]

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