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== Der-word Case for German Nouns ==
* The same regardless of singular noun gender


== Personal Pronoun Tables: nominative, genitive, dative & accusative cases ==


=== Nominative case personal pronouns ===
The nominative case is used as the subject of a verb.

*Polite form.


=== Genitive case personal pronouns ===
The genitive case corresponds to the possessive case in English or to the English objective case preceded by 'of' and denoting possession. The use of genitive personal pronouns is very rare in German and many Germans are unable to use them correctly.

*Polite form.
Examples:

Ich erbarme mich eurer.  ~           I take pity on you(rs).
meiner unbedeutenden Meinung nach. ~ in my humble opinion (IMHO)


=== Dative case personal pronouns ===
The personal pronouns in the dative case are used as indirect objects of verbs and after the prepositions aus, außer, bei, mit, nach, seit, von, zu.

*Polite form.


=== Accusative case personal pronouns ===
The personal pronouns in the accusative case are used as direct objects of transitve verbs and after the prepositions durch, für, gegen, ohne, um.

* Polite form.