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Was ist jedermanns/eure Lieblingssendung or Was sind eure Lieblingssendungen?

I do not want to ask about a tv-show that is liked by all, instead I want to ask a group that each of its members tell me his personal favorite tv-show. Would I use jedermann or eure, and if so, would ...
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Eines or Einer in this context

Which form of ein words is correct in the following context? W201 war ...... der Besten von Mercedes. einer? eines? I think here eines is the correct form because the singular form of Besten (Das ...
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why "alles Gute" is singular? Grammatical explanation needed

I have a question about the grammatical explanation of "alles Gute" Since Gute is nominalized adjective and alles is the indefinite pronoun, isn't it supposed to be alles Gutes. As in "...
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Meaning of „einen alles“ in a sentence

I am not sure what the meaning of "einen alles" is in the following sentence: Es mutet einen alles an, als wäre man bei einer alten Frau. My guess is that “einen alles” means each and ...
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Regeln für das Geschlecht von Indefinita bzw. indefiniten Nominalphrasen

Gibt es Regeln, welche das korrekte Genus des zu verwendenden Numerals in Indefinita betreffen? Hier sind zwei Beispiele: Zur Auswahl stehen mir die Gabel, das Messer und der Löffel. (Eine|einen|...
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das Verständnis jener Menschen, mit denen sie leben - Why "jener"?

Previously I thought that masculine genetive of "jeder" is "jedes" (which is also shown here), and after some searching about "jener" on Duden, there isn't any ...
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Possesive pronomen + eins..?

Could someone explain the grammar of the amalgation of possesive pronouns with eins? For example consider the word 'euereins' source: example.
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Is it strange that genug is not plural?

That would occur long before enough could go wrong. Das würde passieren, lange bevor genug schiefgehen könnte. That would occur long before enough things could go wrong. Das würde passieren, lange ...
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Can "alles" be used as modal particle?

Was kann man alles am "Büdchen" kaufen? What does "alles" mean here? Is it used as a modal particle?
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Rationale for einig- taking the Neutrum gender in a sentence

In a previous post regarding einiges in the sentence: Ich muss zugeben, Sie sind um einiges listiger, als ich dachte. I must admit, you are a lot(?) more cunning than I thought. choXer explained ...
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Why is it "einer meiner" twice and not "eins/eines" and "eine meine" given the gender of the nouns das Lied and die Band?

Given the sentence "That is one of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite bands.", and using "das Lied" instead of "der Song", both DeepL and Google Translate show: ...
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"Nein, es ist jemand anderes" – Declension of "andere"

Nein, es ist jemand anderes. Das ist etwas anderes Could someone please explain why is anderes and not andere? Since I believe anderes is here a predicative adjective it should go in the base form: ...
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„Alles aussteigen bitte“: Warum „alles“?

Endstation, alles aussteigen bitte. Endstation, alle aussteigen bitte. Beides klingt vertraut, aber wieso alles? Ich interpretiere alle hier als alle Leute, aber ich finde kein akzeptables Bezugswort ...
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Deklination von Adjektiven vs Pronomen

Meines Wissens soll das Wort „einige“ ein Indefinitpronomen sein. Warum wurde dann nicht wie alle anderen Pronomen dekliniert? Es wird nämlich als ein Adjektiv dekliniert und nicht wie ein bestimmter ...
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The indefinite pronoun "all-" in genitive

I have recently found out that the pronoun "all" can be declined either as "allen" or "alles" in masculine and neuter forms in genitive singular. When looking at the declension table for "ALL", "...
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Genus des substantivisch gebrauchten Indefinitpronomens "andere" (z.B. "Weil die/der andere abgelenkt war")

Das Bundesamt für Verkehr und Digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI) schreibt auf neue Autobahnplakate: Weil die andere kurz abgelenkt war und Weil der andere zu schnell war Wie sind diese Sätze ...
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jede, jeder, jedes: Adjektiv?

Mir ist nicht klar, weshalb in folgenden Sätzen "jede, jeder, jedes" ein Adjektiv sein soll? Ich habe jedes Wort gehört, das du gesagt hast. Er widmet jeden freien Moment seinem Hobby. Jeder ...
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Can "jede" or "jedes" be independent pronoun?

Which gender of verb should I use for indefinitive pronouns? If we are talking about women or kids, and I want to say "everyone", how do I say it? Will "Jedes Kind" become "jedes" and "Jede Frau" ...
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Is it "irgendjemand" or "irgend jemand"? One word or two?

My German class's lecture materials say that it's "irgend jemand" (two words), but every source I've come across online uses it as a single word (irgendjemand). The latter makes more sense—it's ...
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Etliche: several or few or some?

Etliche can mean few and also several (a lot), but how? Somewhere I have read that: etliche: if adj: always means "a lot" if noun: 2a) (plural): means few 2b) (singular): ...
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Jemand as adjective? Declension after determine?

In canoo.net I had read that: When (irgend)jemand and niemand are followed by a nominalized adjective, the neuter singular adjective form ending in –es can be used for all cases: Jemand/Niemand ...
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Declension rules about adjectives after “keiner/keine/keines”?

I have viewed another question: Adding -es to adjectives after “etwas” But I am still uncertain how the indefinite pronouns keiner/keine/keines (no one, nobody) affect the adjective after it. And ...
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Negating a word in the accusative case with an indefinite article

As I understand it, in the accusative case, masculine words change ein to einen. Thus, when trying to negate the word, kein becomes keinen. For e.g.: Es gibt einen See. → Es gibt keinen See. I ...
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»Von jemand anderen« oder »von jemand anderem«?

Auf Facebook bin ich gerade auf eine Frage gestoßen, die ich nicht eindeutig beantworten konnte. Sie lautet: Was ist richtig? »anderer« nach »von jemand« im Dativ: Das ist die Sache ...
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Is the word order "alle sind sie ..." right or wrong?

I often read sentences, also in newspapers, that contain the word order “alle sind sie” instead of “sie sind alle” or simply “alle sind” (without the sie). I just found a random example here: Und ...
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what is "ein-" in the construct "Ein- nach d- ander-" [duplicate]

Could someone explain in the following examples, how the declension of "ein-" works? "die eines nach dem anderen einschlafenden Kinder" "die einer nach dem anderen durchstartenden Halbstarken" "die ...
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Is the sentence “Sie betonte jedoch, die Geldpolitik folge keinem vorgegebenem Kurs” correct?

I came across this sentence in Der Spiegel: Sie betonte jedoch, die Geldpolitik folge keinem vorgegebenem Kurs. Should not the sentence read vorgegebenen Kurs?
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Eines vs ein in 'Eines der Probleme'

I have found the phrase 'Eines der Probleme'.The question is: why 'eines'?I would rather expect 'ein der Probleme', since it is an indefinite article in nominative case. Example: Eines der Probleme ...
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Die Deklination vom Indefinit-Pronomen "all" (nur für Sachen) [duplicate]

Ich benötige die Deklination vom Indefinit-Pronomen "all" (nur für Sachen), ich weiß nur, dass es keinen Plural hat und im Nominativ und Akkusativ "all-es" ist, aber die richtige Form weiß ich im ...
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Can “manche” induce singular? (“Winterreise” example)

In Müller-Schubert’s Winterreise the sixth lied begins with Manche Trän’ aus meinen Augen ist gefallen in den Schnee: (…) Why is Manche Trän(e[n]) in singular? Is this rather a “I have to accept ...
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What is the particle “irgend” used for, or what concept/sentiment does it convey?

I wonder what irgend means? I’ve seen so many words with it as a prefix, like irgendein, irgendwas and irgendwo. What do they have in common that irgend expresses? The explanations in the Duden ...
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When to use “kein” and when “nicht”? [duplicate]

Ich habe keinen Wein. * Ich habe nicht Wein. Why is the former correct but in the following it’s the other way round? Ich verstehe nicht. * Ich verstehe kein.
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“kein Klavier” or “nicht Klavier” spielen?

What are the differences between the following pairs of sentences? Ich spiele nicht Klavier. Ich spiele kein Klavier. Ich fahre kein Auto. Ich fahre Auto nicht. My grammar book says that ...
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einem vs. einen

I'm a German native speaker and was asked to explain the difference between einem and einen. I found it very hard to generalize the usage and formulate a rule of how to use those two. Examples: Ich ...
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