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Accusative:

The accusative case is used to indicate definite time when no preposition is used.

Letzten Sonntag blieb ich zu Hause.  Last Sunday I stayed home.

Sie fährt nächste Woche nach Deutschland.  She's going to Germany next week.

Er hat uns voriges Jahr besucht.  He visited us last year.

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Dative:

Time expressions with the prepositions an, in and vor are in the dative case.

Wir müssen am Sonntag zurück.  We must return on Sunday.

In der Nacht wird es kalt.  It gets cold at night.

Vor drei Jahren war es hier genau so kalt.  Three years ago it was just as cold here.

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Genitive:

The genitive case is used to express indefinite time, and may refer to the future or past.

Eines Tages war er krank.  One day he was sick.

Eines Morgens wird er zu spät kommen.  One morning he'll be late.

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