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I ve just complete processive nouns skill and some thing is counfueseing me i know Ihr can mean plurl You ,but in processive nouns skillmit used Ihr it mean "her" can someone tell me when Ihr means you or her

September 6, 2017

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Well, ihr = you (plural, informal) in the nominative case

Ihr seid Frauen = you are women

but also ihr means her, it is the dative of sie.

Ich gebe ihr einen Apfel = I give her an apple.

Moreover, ihr can also appear in the Genitive

Das ist ihr Hund = That is her dog

Das ist Ihr Hund = That is your dog (here it is the genitive of Sie (formal you))

Das ist ihr Hund = That is their dog.. this works too.

https://i.stack.imgur.com/n8vUM.jpg

September 6, 2017

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Hi jzsuzsi,
I think you smashed this question, I just felt like being a bit pedantic. Sorry :P

In the sentence/s:

„Das ist ihr/Ihr Hund.“

"Ihr" isn't actually a genitive personal pronoun, but rather a nominative possessive pronoun.

P.S. The genitive personal pronoun for "Sie/sie" is "Ihrer/ihrer".


Appendix

When I looked into possessive pronouns a few months ago I found out this is specifically either a "possessive adjective" or a "dependent possessive pronoun".

Apologies again for the pedanticism.

September 6, 2017

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Thank you

September 7, 2017

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