If I want to say "a month later I came back home", should I say

(a) Ein Monat später bin ich nach Hause zurückgekommen


(b) Einen Monat später ...

or other possibilities?

  • Note that when pronounced usually the second syllable is swallowed so that einen melts down to ein. So you can, but don't need to pronounce it.
    – user5513
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 19:15

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It'd be

Einen Monat später bin ich nach Hause zurückgekommen

because expressions that denote a length of or point in time use the accusative


Es hat den ganzen Tag geregnet.

Ich sah ihn letzten Donnerstag.

Ich war einen Monat in China.


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