Two-Way Prepositions and Verbs That Use Them
Lecture no. 25 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
So far, you have studied prepositions that always take the dative case (bei, mit, von, etc.) or the accusative (durch, bis, für, etc.). Now, look at those that can take either case, depending on the context. These “two-way” prepositions include an, auf, and in. Study the verbs that often accompany them, expressing either location (and, therefore, dative) or placement/destination (hence accusative).