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In both your examples it is not so much the verb, that rules the case, but rather the preposition. "in" goes with both dative and accusative - Dative is used for static past movement - Something has been moved somewhere and now stays there. Ich trage die Daten in der Tabelle ein Focuses more on the data now being in the table. Accusative is used to ...


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This is a mix of two constructs that might be a bit hard to get for learners of the language - A construct using dative to express "I accept" (maybe close to the English "Fits/suits me"), and the whole thing in subjunctive. Aunt Petunia said "It won't ever enter the house" Tante Petunia sagte, "Das kommt mir nicht ins Haus" (So basically an expression ...


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Der grammatische Fall wird vom Verb bestimmt, und dieses fallbestimmende Verb ist »wollen«. Jenes Argument von wollen, welches beinhaltet was gewollt wird (Das Ziel des Wollens) muss im Akkusativ stehen: Er will dich. Hans wollte den Ball. Der König wird dein Land wollen. Anstelle des Akkusativobjekts kann auch ein Verb im Infinit stehen. In ...


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Canoo.net sums it up nicely. The general rule is: Use genitive. Then the following exceptions apply: Since genitive plural is unmarked, always use dative plural if there is no article and there are no adjectives; Always use (uninflected) dative singular for single nouns without adjectives or article; You may use dative if the noun has no article, only ...


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Adding an adjective to the noun makes it clearer: Der Saal war voll grüner Menschen. But we still don’t know whether it is genitive or dative plural. Some nouns have different forms, though: Der Saal war voll kleiner Kinder. So it is definitely genitive plural.



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