"Почему вы завтракаете после двенадцати?"
Translation:Why do you have breakfast after twelve?
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@benograph Hi there. I myself am in the states and have never heard it used either. But it does appear to be used verbally as well:
" eat breakfast. "she breakfasted on French toast and bacon" "
Each preposition has its own case requirements. Some prepositions combine with a number of cases depending on the meaning.
While there might have been some deeper meaning behind the case assignment in the past, nowadays there does not seem to be any solid explanation why перед ("before, in front") is used with the Instrumental, whereas "до" ("before, until") and "после" (after) are used with the Genitive.
- apart from the fact that a lot of prepositions require the Genitive.
The exact list should be memorized eventually.
For prepositions this website may be helpful : http://www.study-languages-online.com/grammar/tables/prepositions-by-case