"La virinoj kantis po kvar kantoj."

Translation:The women sang four songs each.

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Why not "kantojn"?

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Because "po" is a preposition and prepositions take the nominative, with only a handful of exceptions.

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If 'po' is preposition before 'kvar kantoj', then you say: La virinoj kantis po {kvar kantoj}. If 'po' is preposition only before 'kvar', then you say: La virinoj kantis po {kvar} kantojn. You may sometimes see: La virinoj kantis kantojn po kvar. Esperanto is logic. I described 2 logics of thinking, others tell them exceptions. But in this course there must be only 1 logic, 1 rule. The time will show which logic will bi prefered. Po is the most difficult preposition for several other languages http://vortaro.net/#po

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