Why is it dative (dem, not der)? Is it because it's a location?
Its in the store, involving no motion, so its dative
Geschäft should be accepted
oh and how about " im laden ich bezahle "
you could say "Im Laden bezahle ich"
In affirmations verbs goes ALWAYS in the second position
Markt is not acceptable for store?
I'm confused. Is Geschäft not neutrum (das), and here in accusative position, and hence it should be "Ich bezahle/zahle in das Geschäft"?!
Markt should be accepted. Accusative would be "das Geschäft". But it isn't. It is dative. So it is "in dem (im) Laden"
why im instead of am?