Counting Things - What case to use for multiples?

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Counting Things - What case to use for multiples? Table of contents



Counting things - introduction

When counting items (or saying how many there are) you must say the number and the item, but must change the item into its relevant case.

The basics

  • "1" is in Nominative
  • anything ending in 2,3,4 are in Accusative (APART FROM anything ending in 12,13,14 , which are Genitive)
  • Anything from 5 onwards (apart from those ending in 2,3,4) are Genitive

See the table below, it'll make more sense!

Number table

Red = Nominative. Pink = Accusative. Green = Genitive

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110
111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130
131 132 133 134 ...

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