Accusative at the begging of a sentence.

I know that the case Accusative goes with the questions wen? und was?

But I don't understand why this sentence starts with accusative "Lieben"

" Lieben Gruß zum Frauentag! "

Vielen Dank alle

March 7, 2018


It's not an actual sentence, it's lacking the verb. In fact, it's shortened from "Ich schicke/sende Dir/Ihnen einen lieben Gruß zum Frauentag" or similar. Most greetings are written in this short form, especially at the end of a message. But apart from that it's not a problem to start a sentence with an object in German, e.g. "Einen schönen Frauentag wünsche ich Dir".

March 8, 2018

I've noticed that for things which are said often that it gets shortened.

March 8, 2018

Oh danke, ich habe jetzt das verstanden.

March 8, 2018
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