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"Against his wives' wishes"

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February 5, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/JoeOcher
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Case confusion: For "Gegen den Wünschen seiner Frau." why "den" and not "die" I thought it was accusative case and "Wünschen" is plural, so I should use "die". (If it is dative case then the same question applies to the singular answer "Gegen den Wunsch seiner Frauen")

Which case is it and is there and error here?

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya
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it is accusative. Singular: "Gegen den Wunsch seiner Frauen", plural: "Gegen die Wünsche seiner Frauen'. Note that there is a simular construction with 'entgegen' which takes the dative case: 'entgegen dem Wunsch seiner Frauen' vs. 'entgegen den Wünschen seiner Frauen'.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeOcher
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so "Gegen den Wünschen seiner Frau." is wrong?

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya
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sorry for the typo. It's either 'entgegen den Wünschen seiner Frau' or 'gegen die Wünsche seiner Frau'.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeOcher
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thank you :)

February 6, 2013
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