If it is genitive then can we conclude that if a possessive adjective is in genitive than the following other adjectives will also be in the same case.

Das größte Risiko ist das Treffen in den vier Wänden Ihrer eigenen Wohnung

  • The sentence that I translated is "The greatest risk is having the Date in the four walls of your own apartment." Its from a textbook. Date here is in context of a romantic meeting Nov 6, 2019 at 18:44
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    Oh. date = two humans meeting -> Verabredung, Treffen... NOT date = point in time, specific day -> Datum
    – Stephie
    Nov 6, 2019 at 18:46
  • Sorry my bad :P Nov 6, 2019 at 18:49
  • Non problem. Looking forward to your edit. ^_^
    – Stephie
    Nov 6, 2019 at 18:49
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    eigene vier Wände und *Wohnung are synonyms Nov 6, 2019 at 20:22

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"Ihrer eigenen Wohnung_" is a noun phrase entirely in Genitive (where Wohnung_ has zero ending (in other words, it's unmarked), but that doesn't change the fact: it could just as well be Herz and then the noun would also have the genitive ending, "Ihres eigenen Herzens").

As for the adjective "eigen(see first meaning)", it is weakly declined (schwach dekliniert) following the strongly declined (stark dekliniert) possessive pronoun "ihr", which is also in Genitive, and, more importantly, defines the weak declination of "eigen".

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    Vielen Dank Mein Freund!!! Nov 7, 2019 at 17:49

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