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Consider the following sentence:

Seit zwei Jahren tausche ich meine alten aber noch guten Sachen hier und bin begeistert.

In this sentence, as per my understanding, we have a Akkusative Feminine object "Sachen". (https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Sache) If this is true, then shouldn't the endings of adjectives be "-e" as in "alte" and "gute" as compared to "alten" and "guten".

What am I missing? Can any one please explain why my A2 book has placed "alten" and "guten" in this sentence?

Thanks in advance

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Seit zwei Jahren tausche ich meine alten aber noch guten Sachen hier und bin begeistert.

Mein is a Possessivartikel and in this case it's meine, since it's

  1. Accusative
  2. Plural

That's because it refers to Sachen and they are Plural.

(Note that it would also be

Seit zwei Jahren tausche ich meine Sache hier und bin begeistert.

Because Sache is feminine. See the Duden.)

Here is an overview.


It's also meine alten und guten Sachen, because Sachen is

  1. Feminine
  2. Accusative
  3. Plural

and has a

  1. Possessivartikel (meine)

Here is an overview.

  • According to my book, the ending for Akkusativ, Feminine and Plural is "-e". Is this wrong? – akshit bhatia Jul 1 at 7:04
  • That was the rule, I didn't know about. Thanks man for your answer. It helped. – akshit bhatia Jul 1 at 7:10

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