https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

Deiner or Deines?

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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"?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kansokusha
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It is in the Nominative, "independent possessive" as shown in this chart.

Source: Click here

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
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Danke. Das hilft mir sehr.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxBabel
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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'.

1 year ago
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