What is the plural of cattle

How do you decline Beef in all four cases? In the singular and plural? You can read that here.

The declination of Beef in the singular

Nominative singularthe beef
Genitive singularof the beef
Dative singularthe beef
Accusative singularthe beef

The declination of Bovine in plural

Nominative pluralthe cattle
Genitive pluralthe cattle
Dative pluralthe cattle
Accusative pluralthe cattle

Find the right case

So now you know how the nominative, genitive, dative and accusative of Beef rightly called. Of course, that doesn't explain: When do you even use the nominative, when do you use the genitive, etc.? This is of course one of the more difficult questions in German grammar and we certainly cannot give an answer with all the details. Still, we hope this summary helps you.

Use the nominative correctly: The beef, the beef

The basic form of the noun is used for the nominative - so the form doesn't really cause any problems. However, the nominative plural is not always easy to form. In German there are many irregular plural forms and also rules according to which z. B. changes a vowel in the word (the bench => the benches). You just have to learn these rules and special cases.
No matter whether in the singular or in the plural: A word is always in the nominative if it is subject of the sentence is. This subject is asked with the question words who or What:

What's the name of "The beef"? – "The Beef" called ...


Of the cattle, the cattle: Why the genitive isn't so important.

A well-known book about the German language is called “The dative is the genitive, sein Tod”. The sentence is grammatically incorrect, but shows a tendency in the German language, especially in everyday spoken language: Here, Germans often no longer use the genitive at all. Instead one hears - sometimes wrong, sometimes not quite so wrong - constructions with the dative. For example you can from the beef and not of the beef say if you have problems with the genitive form. Only in the written language should you really use the genitive.
One asks about the genitive with whose. For example like this:

Whose is that?
This is ... of the beef

After a few prepositions one uses Beef in the genitive, for example in the face of the ox, instead of the beef or because of the beef. These prepositions are much more common in the written language than in everyday language.
 
The genitive is also mandatory after specific verbs. These verbs are called e.g. B. ... need (= need) or ... remember (= think of). In general, verbs that use the genitive as an object are rare. And: you sometimes read them in texts, but rarely hear them when Germans are talking to each other.

To the cattle, the cattle: Explanations on the dative

The dative - thus: the beef - gives information about who the recipient or addressee of something is or what the goal of an action is. After this case you ask with the words whom or What. Here are a few verbs that are often used with the dative: offer, explain, lend, give, recommend, give, bring, write, send, show, wish ...
 
There are a few prepositions after which the dative is used in German: of the cattle, with the cattle, with the cattle.

The cattle, the cattle: When do you need the accusative?

The accusative - the beef - is the case that is used for the direct object, that is, for the object of doing. One asks for objects in the accusative with the question words who or what.

Who or what am I ignoring?
I ignore the beef.

You also use the accusative after certain prepositions. Here's an example:

I'm interested in the beef.
I think about the beef to.

A few other prepositions with an accusative are for example: through, against, without.
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