Arbeiten mit Dativ oder Akkusativ

Which case do i have to use after the verb arbeiten? Which one is correct: Am Mittwoch arbeite in meinem Garten. Am Mittwoch arbeite in meinen Garten.

Thanks in advance.

February 11, 2018


"Am Mittwoch arbeite ich in meinem Garten," is correct. (Don't leave out the subject of the sentence -- ich.)

"Where" one works is followed by a dative form: in der Stadt, im Büro, in einer Fabrik, etc.

February 11, 2018

thanks FrankEdger

February 11, 2018

Gern geschehen.

February 12, 2018

"Ich arbeite mit" means you either work with somebody or something. Ich arbeite mit meinem Bruder in meinem Garten, Or ich arbeite mit meinen Haenden (I do manual work).

"Ich arbeite in" indicates location, therefore the dative is used, as Frank noted.

But if you change the verb to "bearbeiten" you have to use the accusative:

Ich bearbeite meinen Garten. Garten is the direct object with accusative.

February 11, 2018

Ich gehe in meinen Garten : note accusative use for going into the garden.

February 11, 2018
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