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    Könne also deren Verteidiger nicht sein...



    From "Die Fackel" 9 May 1880 report on a preliminary hearing for a court case.

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    I read either "cannot be their defense attorney" or "cannot be his defense attorney". Are both correct or is it definitely "their". Context can be either.



    Thank you. .



    AuthorScottChicago (887282) 22 Jun 22, 01:49
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    or "cannot be his defense attorney". 


    No - "his" would be "dessen".

    #1AuthorGibson (418762) 22 Jun 22, 02:17
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    Thank you so much. That explains it.

    #2AuthorScottChicago (887282) 22 Jun 22, 03:11
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    It could be "her", however.


    #3AuthorJalapeño (236154) 22 Jun 22, 07:42
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    Es kann im Deutschen auch - theoretisch - "die Sache, die Angelegenheit" gemeint sein ... was im Englischen dann auf ein "it" hinauslaufen dürfte ...

    #4Authorno me bré (700807)  22 Jun 22, 08:53
     
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