MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

654 views

When should you use the accusative case in a sentence?

The accusative case should be used when there is a DIRECT OBJECT in the sentence. It is usually what the verb is 'doing', for example, the dog ate the bone. The bone would be the object and, therefore, in German you would use the accusative case (Der Hund isst DEN Knochen).

However, there are exceptions! You should not use the accusative case if the object follows the verb 'to be' (sein) e.g. I am a boy. Instead, you should use the nominative case. So it would be 'Ich bin EIN Junge' instead of 'Ich bin einen Junge'.  

Rachel H. GCSE French tutor, GCSE German tutor, GCSE History tutor

2 years ago

Answered by Rachel, a GCSE German tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

59 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£18 /hr

Franciska C.

Degree: English Language and Literature (Bachelors) - Oxford, St Anne's College University

Subjects offered:German, Spanish+ 4 more

German
Spanish
English
.MLAT (Modern Languages)
.ELAT
-Personal Statements-

“I am an experienced tutor studying English, and am also fluent in German and Spanish. ”

£20 /hr

Wisdom O.

Degree: Medicine, MBBS iBsc (Bachelors) - University College London University

Subjects offered:German, Maths+ 5 more

German
Maths
Chemistry
Biology
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-
-Medical School Preparation-

“ABOUT ME   I'm a first year medical student at University College London. I really enjoy sciences and languages and I work hard to convey my passion and interest in these subjects to those I tutor.  I am very friendly and tutoring my ...”

£24 /hr

Rachel H.

Degree: Physics and Astronomy with a Year Abroad (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered:German, Science+ 3 more

German
Science
Physics
Maths
Chemistry

“Hey, I'm Rachel and I'm a fourth year Physics Student at Durham University. My best subjects at school were always science and maths and really enjoyed using my knowledge to help my friends to understand the topics better, if they were...”

About the author

Rachel H. GCSE French tutor, GCSE German tutor, GCSE History tutor

Rachel H.

Currently unavailable:

Degree: Archaeology (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered:German, History+ 1 more

German
History
French

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Rachel

How do you form the conditional?

When should you use the accusative case in a sentence?

Other GCSE German questions

When do I use "sein" in the perfect tense?

When do you use 'sein' and when do you use 'haben' in the past tense?

When do I capitalise the first letter of a word?

What is the difference in pronouncing 'ß' and 'ss'?

View GCSE German tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok