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

"Er wohnt immer alleine und hilft den Menschen."

April 6, 2013

4 Comments


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

could someone explain to me the additional -e- on allein-e here, please?

April 6, 2013

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

alleine seems to be colloquial, allein is the correct form.

April 13, 2013

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

Two questions:

Is MEnschen singular or plural here?

Is Menschen in dative or accusative case here?

I thought it should be dative (jmdm (dat) helfen = to help someone)

When it said I got it wrong, the explanation was "In accusative case, use "den" for masculine nouns like "Menschen""

So I am confused about two of these (singular vs. plural, akk. vs dat.)

April 23, 2013

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

"Helfen" indeed requires dative case, so it is definitely dative plural rather than accusative singular. Singular dative would be "dem Menschen".

The explanation you got is just wrong. These explanations are computer-generated, I guess this hint is just shown when you type "dem" instead of "den". It should be reported.

May 1, 2013
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