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"Keiner" and "kein"

-Keiner der Bälle ist grün.

-Kein Ball ist grün.

In the above examples , why we used "keiner" in the first example and "kein" in the second.In the first example why we used "der" instead of "die" with "Bälle"?

11 months ago

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Singular Ball is masculine so kein Ball.

I think that in the first sentence the plural genitive is being used.

der Bälle: of the balls

https://imgur.com/a/Gld52

11 months ago

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Why we even applying the genitive case insead of the nominative?

11 months ago

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"None of the balls is green" versus "No ball is green" and 'der' is the genitive plural of 'die'

11 months ago

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Why we even applying the genitive case insead of the nominative?

11 months ago

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because genitive denotes possession:

keiner der Bälle--> none 'of' the balls.

11 months ago

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Ok so why we didn't add "r" to "einige" in this example :

(Einige der Bälle sind gelb.)

11 months ago

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Emmm , I found another interesting example : (Keine der Tassen ist aus Papier) I hope someone is able to explain this issue.

11 months ago

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Thank you for the link :)

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