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HELP Greek genitive, possessive, accusative-

Hi I have just started learning greek on here... I wonder if somebody can help explain this to me? I have been practicing the personal pronoun section- for example το αγόρι της διαβάζει μια εφημερίδα- the boy reads her a newspaper but couldn't this also read "her boy reads a newspaper" with της being the genitive indicating possession? And why is the accusative τη not used here? so confused! Please can somebody help me understand.

Thank you

August 8, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amyx-z

I don't know if you've seen this link before. --- It is a small Greek Grammar. https://duome.eu/tips/en/el

See also Luke's comment. Aileme explains everything.
Let's take your example:
Το αγόρι της διαβάζει μια εφημερίδα. - Her boy reads a newspaper.
but
Το αγόρι τής διαβάζει μια εφημερίδα. - The boy reads her a newspaper.

Look also here, pls:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28022517
(pages 94 and 95)

August 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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The duome link is a compilation of the Tips & notes which are available on the web site by using the light bulb image at the start of each lesson.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amyx-z

Thank you, Jaye, for that clue! ---It would be good if more people (especially beginners) would take a closer look at the Tips & notes and also at the many excellent discussion posts (with many links)...

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jess90858

oh thank you so much- that all makes sens to me now. and the links were very helpful

August 8, 2019
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