"Wir empfangen ein Brief" isn't accepted but probably should.
No, it shouldn't be. It has to be 'Wir empfangen einen Brief.'
Thanks. silly mistake
Very uncommon expression though. Sounds very oldfashioned to me. I would recommend "Wir erhalten einen Brief" as alternative...
I'm sure this used Brief the first time
It used schreiben the first time, then brief the second - apparently we can't win
Remember to use the right article.
das Schreiben is neuter, so in the indefinite accusative case it's ein Schreiben, while der Brief is masculine, so in the indefinite accusative case it's einen Brief.
And if Die - Feminine?
die Zeitung, eine Zeitung, for example, would be the same in nominative and accusative.
Only masculine nouns have a distinct form in the accusative case.
Warum ist "Wir kriegen einen Brief" falsch?