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Quick question....

I just got the following traslation wrong...

Viele Menschen mögen unseres Buch. (Many people like our book.)

Duo says, the correct answer is:

Viele Menschen mögen unser Buch.

Could anyone please, tell me...1) Why it must be unser and not unseres...and...2) Provide a few examples for each form...

Vielen dank!!!!

December 8, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/relox84

unser takes the same endings as mein, dein and other possessive pronouns.

You can look at the declension of unser here https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/unser#German

By the way, unseres does exist, but it's used with the genitive case:

Viele Menschen mögen den Titel unseres Buches = Many people like the title of our book


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mhre1
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Duo is right.
Our book lies on the table = Unser Buch liegt auf dem Tisch One page of our book is torn = Eine Seite unseres Buches ist zerrissen He corrects a mistake in our book = Er berichtigt einen Fehler in unserem Buch Many people like our book = Viele Menschen mögen unser Buch


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gloria951965

Unser, euer and ihre are used when referring to a noun with a masculine or neuter article.

E.g Unser Opa ist sehr stark. Our grandfather is very strong.

Unsere, eure and ihre are used when referring to a noun with a feminine or plural article.

E.g Unsere Oma ist sehr hübsch. Our grandmother is very pretty.


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

Or maybe you're confusing it with "unseres" = "our one" (neutrum):

Imagine there's two groups of students who have both written a book they sell in their town. A student of group 1 says, "Viele Menschen mögen unser Buch." A student of group 2 answers, "Oh really? I've heard that viele Menschen mögen unseres."

unsere Katze --> unsere

unser Hund --> unserer

unser Buch --> unseres

plural: unsere Katzen/Hunde/Bücher --> unsere

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