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"Er trinkt während sie isst."

January 11, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Julika

Yes, "während" is a genitive preposition, if it is translated to "while" or "over", and if a noun phrase/nominal phrase is following. E.g. "Er trinkt während des Spielens" = "He drinks during playing".

January 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/juliaosteopath

is während not Genitive Präposition?

January 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zarrasong

Während is a Genitiv preposition, but it is commonly used with Dativ by native Germans.

May 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/emaski

Während is not used as a preposition here so it does not govern a case at all. It is not "sie" because of "während but because of the grammatical function "sie" has in the second sentence-part. This example should be moved away because it has nothing to do with prepositions.

August 21, 2013
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