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Genitive preposition “wegen” and personal pronouns

I am wondering how to correctly form a genitive construction in German while translating a sentence from English to German. For example: English: It is broken because of you. German: Es ...
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Vorangestellter Genitiv — wie damit umgehen (wenn er noch überhaupt existiert)

Im Gegensatz zu das Haus des Schäfers ist des Schäfers Haus eine Variante (vertauschte Reihenfolge) des Genitivs, und zwar ein vorangestellter Genitiv. Die Frage Nummer null ist, ob ...
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When did “zu Gunsten”, “zu Liebe” etc. become “zugunsten”, “zuliebe”? (In case they did)

In this question we learned that one origin of new prepositions are adverbs or fixed prepositional phrases. These prepositions go initially with genitive (and then perhaps mutate into dative). When ...
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Changing Dativ-prepositions to Genitiv-prepositions: e.g. “zugunsten mir” with Genitiv instead of Dativ

The preposition zugunsten is used both with dative and genitive. If I remember well, that's the same case for wegen. With wegen, in written language, is better meinetwegen as wegen mir, that is ...