AS German grammar: the four cases.

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Nominative:
Used to indicate the subject of the sentence. The subject is the person
or thing `doing' the action expressed by the verb.
Der Junge spielt sehr gerne Badminton
The boy likes playing badminton very much.
Accusative:
Used to indicate the direct object. This is the person or thing receiving
the action.
Ich habe gestern den Eiffelturm besichtigt.
I visited the Eiffel tower yesterday.
Genitive:
Used to show possession and it translates `of the/my', etc. Use the
genitive to talk about what or whom something belongs to.
Ich borge das Handy eines Freundes.
I'm borrowing a friend's mobile.
Dative:
Used to indicate the indirect object. This is the person or thing the
action is being done `to' or `for'.
Er gibt dem Mann seine CD.
He gives his CD to the man.

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