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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?

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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 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 at 8:54

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