Genitive/Dative/Accusative - Exercises

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Exercise

Type in the articles, adjectives, and nouns in the correct form (genitive, dative, accusative).

  1. Mit (das rote Schlauchboot)  fuhren sie (ein reißender Fluss)  entlang.[In the red rubber dinghy, they paddled along a raging river.]|1st space: dative (signal word: mit)|2nd space: accusative (signal word: … entlang)
  2. Während (der letzte Urlaub)  wohnten wir in (eine schöne Ferienwohnung) .[During our last holiday we stayed in a lovely vacation home.]|1st space: genitive (signal word: während)|2nd space: dative (signal word: in indicating a position)
  3. Er gab (die Lehrerin)  (der Brief)  (der Vater) .[He gave the teacher the letter from his father.]|1st space: dative (indirect object - To whom did he give the letter?)|2nd space: accusative (direct object - What did he give?)|3rd space: genitive (possession - Whose letter?)

Type in the correct forms of the pronouns (genitive, dative, accusative).

  1. Ist es okay, wenn ich (du)  heute besuchen komme? Ich wollte (du)  (du)  Comics zurückbringen.1st space: accusative (direct object - Whom am I visiting?)|2nd space: dative (indirect object - To whom am I returning something?)|3rd space: accusative (direct object - What am I returning?)
  2. Wegen (sie)  jugendlichen Aussehens muss sie in der Disco immer (sie)  Ausweis zeigen.1st space: genitive (signal word: wegen)|2nd space: accusative (direct object - What does she have to show?)
  3. Er öffnete (er)  Tür und schaute (wir)  überrascht an. Er hatte nicht mit (wir)  Besuch gerechnet.1st space: accusative (direct object - What did he open?)|2nd space: accusative (ansehen takes the accusative)|3rd space: dative (signal word: mit)
  4. Aufgrund (ihr)  Aussage konnte der Dieb (ich)  Geldkarte gefasst werden.1st space: genitive (signal word: aufgrund)|2nd space: genitive (possession - Whose money card?)

Type in the correct forms of the articles, adjectives, nouns, and pronouns (genitive, dative, accusative).

  1. Von (die nächste Haltestelle)  aus sind es nur zwei Minuten bis zu (ich)  nach Hause.[From the next tram stop, it’s only two minutes to my house.]|dative (signal word: von … aus, bis zu)
  2. Ungeachtet (seine starke Erkältung)  fuhr er mit (wir)  in (der Urlaub) .[Despite his severe cold, he came along on holiday with us.]|1st space: genitive (signal word: ungeachtet)|2nd space: dative (signal word: mit)|3rd space: accusative (signal word: in indicating a direction “Where to?”)
  3. Wir setzten (unser Spaziergang)  um (der See)  trotz (das schlechte Wetter)  fort.[We continued our walk around the lake despite the bad weather.]|1st space: accusative (fortsetzen takes the accusative)|2nd space: accusative (signal word: um)|3rd space: genitive (signal word: trotz)