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Just a small addendum: The phrase "Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod" has become very popular again within the last years. One of the more popular ambassador of this oppinion is a journalist called Bastian Sick, who writes his columns entitled "Zwiebelfisch", published on the german magazine Spiegel. The phrase itself is kind of a wordplay as it ...


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The Dative-E is considered dated, but you can of course use it. According to Wikipedia, it never appears with: feminine nouns nouns ending on -el, -en, em, -er, names or foreign words Dudengrammatik lists four factors in § 317: I) word is part of the basic vocabulary or part of an idiom II) exalted speech III) nouns which can have a long genitive ...


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The verb "geben" usually comes with two object, a thing given and an entity given to. You can technically skip one or even both object but you need a REALLY good context for it. If it is just an isolated sentence it will appear as if there's something missing to most people. Unsere Beziehung ist aus der Ballance. Du nimmst. Ich gebe. (both objects ...


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If you really, really wanted to say "I pass on the flower that a woman gave to me" using only the words in your example, then you would have to say Ich gebe die Rose einer Frau. And then you would almost certainly be misunderstood, because using 'geben' without a direct object is very uncommon, and the genitive you are using is exactly the same form ...


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The genitive forms of the pronouns are "meiner", "deiner", "seiner", "ihrer", "seiner", "unser", "euer", "ihrer", so it's "anstatt seiner". Note, however, that all the genitive forms are relatively uncommon in colloquial speech.


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I think you have (at least) three possibilities here: You take the genitive of the personal pronoun (male, singular) which is seiner: Anstatt seiner habe ich sie gewählt. Since nobody uses the genitive form seiner in every-day speech, you can use the dative form ihm; my guess is that is the most common version but prescriptivists won't like it: Anstatt ...



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