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Why is this word accusative?

This has nothing to do with subordinate clause. This happens also in main clauses which makes the analysis simpler: Du willst mich. You want me. Sie kocht ihm Abendessen. She cooks dinner for him. ...
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Why is this word accusative?

"Abendessen" is in the accusative; "ihm" is dative. In English, we can say "Make him dinner", which appears to have two objects; but one of them ("him") is an ...
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Why is this word accusative?

Objects in a clause need to be in a certain case (genitive, accusative or dative). The case they need to be in is entirely dependent on the verb of the clause and the function of the object. This is ...
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Why is this word accusative?

The reason is what is called Verbvalenz. The basic structures of your two subordinated sentences are: [Wer] wollen [was]? (subj) wollen (acc obj). Du willst mich. And in the relative clause: dass ...
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Correct word order for sentence: Ich esse den Joghurt zum Frühstück

Simple reason: you chose it to be there. You didn't have to. Ich esse zum Frühstück den Joghurt Zum Frühstück esse ich den Joghurt Den Joghurt esse ich zum Frühstück Ich esse den Joghurt zum ...
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When does während take genitive and when dative?

The popular dictionaries that are quoted most around here, namely Duden, DWDS, Wiktionary all mark the use of während with dative as colloquial, and say that it is used with genitive in standard ...
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Examples of using seit as a dative preposition

The word seit is a conjunction as well as a preposition ruling the dative. Examples for usage as a preposition: Ich wohne seit zwei Jahren in Frankfurt. Seit seiner Erkrankung spielt er nicht mehr ...
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When does während take genitive and when dative?

Semantics The difference between use of dative and use of genitive is not semantic. Both forms mean the same. Syntax Generally, genitive is used with während. There are some cases, directed by syntax, ...
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ein Dorf oder einem Dorf?

Das liegt an der Präposition in. in verlangt entweder den Dativ oder den Akkusativ, je nachdem, ob es es sich um eine Orts- (Dativ) oder Richtungsangabe (Akkusativ) handelt. einem Dorf in ...
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Dative case instead of für?

As already mentioned in the comments that's a typo. The sentence with next to 100% certainty is supposed to be "The directions, that came with the invitation for the interview, are pretty good.&...
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