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In fact this is an idiomatic phrase; it may communicate an elative, intensifying meaning, but usually, it simply expresses the speaker's firm opinion of a certain circumstance. It's commonly used, also in written language. It may also be used to create a elative/superlative meaning for characteristics you can't form a comparative for. This is true in your ...


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Ein Aufsatz über can be translated as "an essay over..." That is covering the topic in a "general" mannner. Ein Aufsatz zu can be translated as "an essay regarding..." That is making a point (or two) about the topic. Either can be used, but the correct usage depends on the context.


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"der" is the Dativ form of feminine "die" article. In Akkusativ, "die" stays "die". So, “auf der Straße” is a Dativ form, “auf die Straße” is Akkusativ (Genus of Straße is preserved). In German, you use Dative with the location prepositions, when you want to describe a current location (i.e. when something is already in the street). But when you try to ...


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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 ...


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Nothing to do with a changed Genus. The case of substantive and article is ruled by the preposition here. And auf wants the dative, dative of "die" is "der", which just by coincidence looks like the nominative of the masculine "der"


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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.


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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 ...


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Nope, totally fine: Nehmen Sie Stellung … in einem Brief an die Zeitung.


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"Überblick auf" kann man nicht benutzen. Überblick hat etwas geistiges (in mint) Überblick = alle Zusammenhänge kennen = wissen wo was ist auf( to ) = physically Ich schaue auf die Straße. = Ich sehe auf die Straße (see the traffic) Überblick über die Strasse. = Ich weiss wer da wohnt / was dort passiert


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In your example, "Überblick über" is correct. You would use "Überblick auf" in different contexts, for example "den Überblick auf der Straße behalten". This focuses on the location and the surroundings, where your example focuses on a specific part. You could also see "den Überblick in einer Situation behalten", where the focus again is on the context and ...


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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.


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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, ...


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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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