Hello there Sorry if the question is stupid, but I found myself querying as to why the sentence 'Er machct sein Auto sauber' uses the article sein and not seinen when I would have thought it was in the accusative as it is talking specific about his car? Thank you for any help
October 22, 2012
January 14, 2013
Hi Michael, This is a pretty old post. I don't know if you still need an answer, but "sein" is correct. You are right that the case is accusative, but the noun "Auto" is neuter so "sein" is correct. The gender is determined by the noun being possessed not the person, who in this case is masculine, that is the posessor.