I think because the -а in дома implies a preposition (which is where it takes place). So the -a is "at" in this case.
When a noun is in the prepositional case, you don't need the preposition before it? It's implied?
REMEMBER... Дом= house Дома= at home
That is why you can not say "Ты любишь работать дом" That would translate to something like... "You like working home" which would not make sense.
I thought to work is an activity, so I translated любишь with love and it was marked wrong. What don't I understand?
I guess you messed something up. There is no "любит" here, it is "любишь".
Also, when you "love" rather than "like" something in English, it implies a really strong fondness. In Russian we use the verb "обожать" for that.
- I like working = Я люблю работать
- I love working = Я обожаю работать
Sorry, I wrote Do you love as a translation of Ты любишь, not loves as a translation of любит, so that was fine.
But working seems to be an activity to me. According to the notes, you should translate it to love.
What may the answer to this question: It is not an activity, but a duty, and so you don't love a duty. If you do, you use обожаю.
Hmmm, I have no idea about loving activities vs loving something else. I see it this way, here are some examples:
- I love you. - Я люблю тебя. (a strong romantic or family feeling)
- I like you. - Ты мне нравишься. (a friendly affection)
Loving/liking things, activities, foods, etc.:
- I like chocolate = Я люблю шоколад.
- I love chocolate = Я обожаю шоколад.
- I like swimming in the sea. = Я люблю плавать в море.
- I love swimming in the sea. = Я обожаю плавать в море.
According to the notes: ""LOVE" люби́ть means a stable, lasting feeling (note the phonetic change for the 1st person singular: "люблю"). A normal, transitive verb, i.e. used with the Accusative. Use it for loving an individual or liking some things/people/activity in general (verbs take infinitive). Very much preferred in negations of such activities (i.e. "don't like to wait")"
EDIT: Yes, but work is a general thing in a way.
Yes, that's right. The focus is on "in general", not "activities", etc. Here are some examples on "in general" and "specific":
- Ты любишь рис? Do you like rice? // in general
- Тебе нравится этот рис? Do you like this rice? // specific
I wrote: "Do you like to work at home?". So if my boss asks me this question, would you say this like this in Russian, too? Or does it just mean that you like working at home in general (and already doing that)?
I dont undestand which case is дома as it seems that it is not prepositional :(