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"Welches Haus ist Ihrem gegenüber?"

January 6, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DERGAUNER

I cannot detect a substantial difference between " Which house is opposite yours " and "Which house is across from yours " ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hohenems

I reported "Which house is opposite yours" as "my answer should have been accepted".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lexht

"from yours" has a preposition, like "opposite to yours". They are trying to drive home the dative/preposition thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DERGAUNER

good point - Alles Klar


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nat10sk2

how do you know if ihrem is yours or hers?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/babykage

see if 'i' is capitalized Ihrem-yours ihrem-hers


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikelucas

Thank you babykage that is so helpful.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Branjumz

Why can you not say, " Which house is opposite you?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FyodorPavlovich

It is because "Ihren" is possessive. "Which house is opposite to you" would translate to "Welches Haus ist Ihnen gegenüber" (I think).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thelund

"Which house is across the street from yours?" is apparently not accepted, I think it should be, since in "across from yours" it is implied that it is "across the street", right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karl-A

there might also be a house across the square, across the river, across the garden


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erikman

One of the options is 'Which house is across from yours,' but 'Which house is yours across from,' which means exactly the same thing was rejected.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hwanghaedo

In English, we just say "opposite", the "to" is unnecessary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/augustopy

"What house is yours compared with?" is incorrect, but "compared with" is included as an alternative for translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davoskan

Is there any other way to say this? I can't understand it so I can't learn it. :/

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