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    [quote=Kamion][quote=awb]First of all, you don't say Wegen wessen, you would say wessentwegen. Similarly:

    meinetwegen instead of wegen meiner
    deinetwegen instead of wegen deiner
    seinetwegen instead of wegen seiner
    ihretwegen instead of wegen ihrer
    unsertwegen instead of wegen unser
    euretwegen instead of wegen euer

    [quote=Kamion]And then I came to think of another mind-boggling thing:

    German - Der Mann, dessen Auto auf der Stra

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    Hm, maybe you
    blame Canada

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    Don't trust your teachers, even if they are German. If you live abroad you forget stuff, trust me. It's perfect as Kamion said:
    "wegen + dative case", "wegen mir, wegen dir,..."

    In German you have the genitive, but it is almost extinct, a sentence with "wessen" is absolutely correct, e.g. "Wessen Auto ist das?"
    But noone ever would say that, ok, people would laugh at you. A queen could say that if she was really posh and formal, but even then.
    You usually use a dative case: "Wem geh
    priwjet wsjem, ja ljublju rassiju

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    [quote=priwjet1982]Don't trust your teachers, even if they are German. If you live abroad you forget stuff, trust me. It's perfect as Kamion said:
    "wegen + dative case", "wegen mir, wegen dir,..."

    In German you have the genitive, but it is almost extinct, a sentence with "wessen" is absolutely correct, e.g. "Wessen Auto ist das?"
    But noone ever would say that, ok, people would laugh at you. A queen could say that if she was really posh and formal, but even then.
    You usually use a dative case: "Wem geh

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