Deiner or Deines?

So I came across:

Mein Tisch ist sauberer als deiner.

Mein Kleid ist schöner als deines.

But according to the genitive case, shouldn't they both be "deines"?

August 27, 2017


It is in the Nominative, "independent possessive" as shown in this chart.

Source: Click here

August 27, 2017

Danke. Das hilft mir sehr.

August 27, 2017

Hey Bob20020

There's no genitive used here. Both sides of the comparative have to use the same case. So the possessive pronouns are in the nominative. 'Deiner' replaces 'dein Tisch' and 'deines' replaces 'dein Kind'.

August 27, 2017
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