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It should be zu Besuch, which is more of a fixed expression. Otherwise, yes it can be used with many nouns to express a purpose. Zum (zu dem) and zur (zu der) are contractions that are used in conjunction with words of their respective genus (zum: masculine, neutral; zur: feminine). Nominalized verbs (Putzen, Arbeiten) always have a neutral genus and are, ...


Nein. Die Präposition an steht je nach Verwendung entweder mit Dativ oder mit Akkusativ. Als Grundregel gilt bei solchen "Wechselpräpositionen": Antwortet die Phrase auf die Frage "wo?" (Ortsangabe - statisch), so verwendet man Dativ; Geht es um die Angabe einer Richtung ("wohin?"`- dynamisch), verwendet man Akkusativ. Im Beispiel geht es darum, dass man ...


Your first sentence is correct! In German it is always den Überblick behalten über etw. Second one is just grammatically wrong … You could also say Behalte deine Lebensmittel im Auge.


German hat not only three grammatical genders, but also four grammatical cases. The noun »Straße« is always female, but - as any noun - it can appear in any of those four cases. And the article, often together with a changed ending of the noun, depends on this grammatical case. Nominative case (Wer? oder Was? - Who? or What?): Die Straße ist lang. - The ...


No, it is always feminine. Just the surrounding construction requires use of dative case. References to static locations frequently do this, while directions are mostly accusative case.


In fact there are cases where you could use both, and it wouldn't be wrong in a grammar way, but the meaning would become slightly different, depending if you want to make the fact of cooperation more important or the subject/object. Examples: Ich wirke bei Frau Muster am Experiment mit. Ich wirke an dem Experiment zu Wortstellung mit. aber: ...

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