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Dative with and without e

 
In present-day German the ending e of the dative singular is not common. However, it can be attached for rhytmical or stylistic reasons.
dem 
Mann
Manne
im
Gras
Grase
meinem 
Enkelkind
Enkelkinde
vom 
Berg
Berge
zum letzen  Mal
Male
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In general, the dative-e is only used with nouns that also form the genitive singular with es. They belong to the following inflection classes:


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