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Die eine Frau weint und die andere Frau tröstet sie.

Can trösten be used together in a sentence with a personal pronoun in accusative?

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Yes, it can. trösten demands an object in accusative. This object can be any nominal group for example a single personal pronoun.

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Trösten can be used intransitively as in 'er spottet, sie tröstet' (he's taunting, she's comforting), commonly used when describing a habitual action. –  collapsar Mar 4 at 8:47
    
shouldn't the last sentence end with "comprised of a single pronoun" instead of "including"? The latter makes it sound as if the group must contain a personal pronoun. –  Emanuel Mar 4 at 12:36
    
@collapsar... I would find that a bit odd and much prefer "spendet Trost". My Sprachgefühl really wants an object there –  Emanuel Mar 4 at 12:37
    
@Emanuel Yes, it was confusing. Changed it. –  Toscho Mar 5 at 7:15

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