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Difference bewteen Alle and Alles

I have been having some dificulties with words like alle/alles, eure/euer/eurer, sien/seine/seiner, can someone please explain this for me, thank you,

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February 17, 2017

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They’re all different conjugations of the same words, depending on number, case, and gender (noun class) of the noun they agree with.

February 19, 2017

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All these words are "determiners". This expression may give you a start to research. The most common determiners are the definitive articles (der, die, das) and the indefinitive articles (ein, eine, ein). It is important not to confuse determiners and adjectives. A noun can have several adjectives but only one determiner (there are rare exceptions). The same is true for English.

der/mein/ein/kein (determiner) süße(r), kleine(r) (adjectives) Hund (noun)
the/my/a/no (determienr) cute, little (adjectives) dog (noun)

The words in the determiner section a mutually exclusive, the adjectives are not.

Determiners fall mostly into two catergories that are inflected following the pattern of 1 the definite articles (der, die, das) or 2 the indefinite articles (ein, eine, ein). The inflection of the adjectives follows another pattern, but is influenced by the presence and type of a determiner, but is another big topic called "Declension of Adjectives". Hence, the (r) in the above example.

determiners of the definitite article type
der/die/das dieser/diese/dieses welcher,welche,welches...

determiners of the indefinite article type ein/eine/ein mein/meine/mein (and the other possessives) kein/keine/kein...

http://www.canoo.net/services/OnlineGrammar/Wort/Artikel/Artikelwort/Merkmale.html

February 20, 2017
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