can anybody be so kind to clarify why the following sentence should be formulated in accusative instead of genitive:
- Beweise deinem Chef, dass du eine Gehaltserhöhung wert bist.
As states in the dictionary, the expresion: "etw. wert sein" can govern both accusative or genitive case depending the precise meaning intended:
1. etw (Akk.) wert sein → "einen bestimmten Wert, Preis haben"
2. einer Sache (Gen.) wert sein → "etw. verdienen" = deserve, to be worthy of sth.
As this sentence has the following meaning:
- I am worthy of a raise/I deserve a raise.
I have assumed that the most reasonable case to be used would be genitive.
However, most of the people I asked about, have all pointed my in the opposite direction i.e. that this sentence should be formulated in accusative and it is therefore driving me mad.
Any comments will be highly appreciated.