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I'mI’m an absolute beginner. I was reading a chapter on the dative case in this book called "German Basic Grammar"German Basic Grammar by Routledge. I think in the following example of a sentence with two dative nouns, "dem Jungen"dem Jungen is wrong, at least according to the rule the book gives.

Ich helfe dem Jungen mit seinem Mantel. I help the boy with his coat. (Unit 13, P. 72)

Ich helfe dem Jungen mit seinem Mantel. I help the boy with his coat. (Unit 13, P. 72)

I think it should be either "dem Junge"dem Junge (singular) or "den Jungen" den Jungen (plural). Am I right?

I know this is a very basic question, but I have less than a month exposure to German language, and it is frustrating when you doubt the book teaching you.

Thank you.  

I'm an absolute beginner. I was reading a chapter on the dative case in this book called "German Basic Grammar" by Routledge. I think in the following example of a sentence with two dative nouns, "dem Jungen" is wrong, at least according to the rule the book gives.

Ich helfe dem Jungen mit seinem Mantel. I help the boy with his coat. (Unit 13, P. 72)

I think it should be either "dem Junge" (singular) or "den Jungen" (plural). Am I right?

I know this is a very basic question, but I have less than a month exposure to German language, and it is frustrating when you doubt the book teaching you.

Thank you.  

I’m an absolute beginner. I was reading a chapter on the dative case in this book called German Basic Grammar by Routledge. I think in the following example of a sentence with two dative nouns, dem Jungen is wrong, at least according to the rule the book gives.

Ich helfe dem Jungen mit seinem Mantel. I help the boy with his coat. (Unit 13, P. 72)

I think it should be either dem Junge (singular) or den Jungen (plural). Am I right?

I know this is a very basic question, but I have less than a month exposure to German language, and it is frustrating when you doubt the book teaching you.

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Ich helfe dem Jungen/dem Junge/den Jungen

I'm an absolute beginner. I was reading a chapter on the dative case in this book called "German Basic Grammar" by Routledge. I think in the following example of a sentence with two dative nouns, "dem Jungen" is wrong, at least according to the rule the book gives.

Ich helfe dem Jungen mit seinem Mantel. I help the boy with his coat. (Unit 13, P. 72)

I think it should be either "dem Junge" (singular) or "den Jungen" (plural). Am I right?

I know this is a very basic question, but I have less than a month exposure to German language, and it is frustrating when you doubt the book teaching you.

Thank you.