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

Does 'mit' commes with akk. or Dat. ?

I was doing some grammar exercises. Based on the following two sentences "Der Junge isst ein belegtes Brot mit seiner Schwester" and "Ich gehe mit meinem Hund in den Park." I beg "mit" ALWAYS followd by a Dat.

But in this example Ich sehe mit MEINEN Eltern fern.

Why it is not "Ich sehe mit MEINEM Eltern fern" ?

Thanks in advance.

July 16, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

"Mit meinen Eltern" is dative. But "meinen" does not end in "m" because this is the plural form (Eltern = Vater und Mutter).

Ich sehe mit meinen Eltern fern. (dative, plural)

Ich sehe mit meinem Vater fern. (dative, masculine singular)

Ich sehe mit meiner Mutter fern. (dative, feminine singular)

Ich gehe mit meinem Buch aus dem Haus. (dative, neuter singular)

In fact, "mit" always takes the dative case. But the forms vary, as you can see from my examples.

July 16, 2017

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

Thank you so much. It was more complex than what I thought :(

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteffiBookworm-

Because Eltern is always plural.

July 16, 2017

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

thanks

July 16, 2017
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