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I think, there is a difference between the use of sich melden zu and sich melden für (even though I couldn’t find references). I would use sich melden zu to signal that I am here and ready to work. Whereas with sich melden für I would show the willingness to do the job in general/later. Example with zu: A: “Ich melde mich zum Putzen” B: “Gut, ...


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It's correct as well, and there is no difference in meaning. There is only a small difference in usage: "sich melden zu" can only be used with an activity, say, sich zum Dienst melden sich zum Geschirrspülen melden whereas "sich melden für" can be used with an activity, but also with a place or time (where/when the activity takes place) or an ...


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Trotz will always be genitive, no matter what people say today. For example, some people would say: "Trotz starkem Regen gehe ich schwimmen", although the only correct way is: "Trotz starken Regens gehe ich schwimmen". I think the confusion comes with trotzdem having dem, a dative article. Most people get confused with it, and even more because trotzdem is ...



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