If the adjective wert takes the accusative case, then should I consider the pronoun was as an accusative pronoun in the following interrogative sentence?

Was ist es wert?


In this context with sein wert takes the accusative case, therefore was is accusative. This is easy to see after you had answered the question:

Es ist keinen Cent wert.

Sometimes you also may still hear or read it with genitive case:

Er ist des Vertrauens wert. (Question: Wessen ist er wert?)

  • In case like Wassen, Is it correct or work in german to have question word in one case and corresponding answer word in different case?
    – Tgth
    Feb 1 '19 at 8:48
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    @tgth: usually it is expected to take the same case, which makes it an easy to use tool to check on grammatical cases. Because that is so I gave you the corresponding question to the genitive case (which would not work well but would still be understood with accusative)
    – Takkat
    Feb 1 '19 at 8:54

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