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Nach dem Ihrem wunsch vs Nach den Ihren wunsch

Karthik-V

Karthik-V

Could someone explain when we use the dative form ("Nach dem Ihrem wunsch") and when we use the accusative form ("Nach den Ihren wunsch") ? Does both of these two phrases mean "according to your wish" or are they differnt?
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hi Karthik, Both sentences are incorrect. It is "Nach ihrem wunsch" as 'ihrem' is build of 'ihr' and 'dem' but you wouldn't say 'nach dem Wunsch'. 'Dem' is the dativ form of the article 'der' as the object 'Wunsch' is masculine. If it makes it easier for you, remember that 'nach' is a dative-only preposition. Cheers Paul

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