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Case agreement of preposition “von” when there are two objects

Die Älteren erzählten gerne von ihrer Kinder und Jugend. The above sentence came from this language learning site. We know that von is a preposition that should be used with the dative case. The ...
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The Object of the Verb “Heißen”

I have seen that when the object of heißen normally has a definite article, it is written with this article. An example is the sentence Dieser Satz heißen die Newton-Leibniz-Formel. Which case is ...
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Lassen Sie es mich nochmal probieren. Location of 'es'

I see in a German language book this statement. A: Lassen Sie es mich nochmal probieren. But to me, B: Lassen Sie mich es nochmal probieren. sounds more natural. Is only A correct? If not, is A more ...
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Warum wird das Akkusativ-Objekt in einem passiven Satz zum Subjekt?

Es geht um den Unterschied in den folgenden drei Passiv-Konstruktionen: Satz mit Dativ-Objekt: Ich helfe meinem Freund. Meinem Freund wird (von mir) geholfen. Satz mit Genitiv-Objekt: ...
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“Es schadet einem nicht.” What is the meaning of “einem” here?

I saw it on link to youtube, at 1:18 the following sentence: Es schadet einem nicht According to my understanding, "es schadet nicht" simply means "it doesn't hurt". But what is the meaning if "...
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Authority for verbs that take dative direct objects

Does anyone know of an (online) authority that will indicate if a given verb takes dative direct objects? I've seen lists, but they don't seem to be exhaustive. If I learn a new (rare) verb, where ...
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about the use of verb 'anfragen' : can it take object word?

I saw in the dictionary the verb anfragen is vi. (intransitive verb, verb that doesn't take object word.) Someone asked me A. Darf ich Sie anfragen? But I think it should be fixed to B. ...
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“Haben Sie sich vielleicht in den Kopf gesetzt, mich auch weiterhin nicht in Ruhe zu lassen?”

This post is on the final sentence of this passage from chapter 'Der Fall Robinson' of Amerika (Der Verschollene) by Frankz Kafka. »Dann sage ich Ihnen und bitte Sie, Delamarche das gleiche ...
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When does “nicht” stand before and when after a direct object expressed by a noun? [duplicate]

I understand that objects expressed by pronouns usually go in front of "nicht" and objects expressed by a noun or a pronoun with a preposition usually go after "nicht", but what should I do with ...
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Position of the accusative (direct) object in the German translation of “I called her yesterday.”

In the translation of “I called her yesterday”: Ich habe gestern sie angerufen. Ich habe sie gestern angerufen. Which is the correct position of the accusative (direct) object (in this case: ...
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In the song »Sah ein Knab' ein Röslein stehn«

In the famous song "Sah ein Knab' ein Röslein stehn", in the 3rd verse, Und der wilde Knabe brach 's Röslein auf der Heiden; Röslein wehrte sich und stach, Half ihm doch kein Weh und Ach, ...
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In “Ich möchte Frau Lohmann sprechen”, Is Frau Lohmann the objective of sprechen? or suject of sprechen?

My German textbook doesn't provide enough grammar explanation. Is the above sentence translate in English to "I want to speak to Frau Lohmann" or "I want Frau Lohmann to speak"? When I look up '...
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»Lass mal McDonald's gehen.«

Ich habe heute in der Schule folgenden Satz gehört: Lass mal McDonald’s gehen. Ist der grammatikalisch korrekt? Müsste es nicht eigentlich heißen: Lass uns mal in den McDonald’s gehen.
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What is the grammatical term for a “dass”-clause when it is the thing believed?

What is the standard grammatical term for the dass-clause in the following constructions? glauben, dass P jemanden überzeugen, dass P The account might look like: The dass-clause is ...
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Was sind direkte und indirekte Objekte?

Ich lese hier in Fragen immer wieder die Begriffe direktes Objekt indirektes Objekt Diese Begriffe werden, meiner Beobachtung nach, (fast) ausschließlich von Leuten verwendet, die Deutsch als ...
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Order of objects when describing a trade

I wonder if there is a rule how to say it right. Let’s say you want trade wood for straw. So you have wood and the other one should have straw. So you ask: Tauscht jemand Holz gegen Stroh? But if ...