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"Vor einem Jahr" vs "vor zwei Jahren"

Why when we say "vor einem jahr" we dont see any change for "jahr" but when we say "vor zwei jahren" a "en" adds to it?if its is weak noun and in dative place so why it doesnt come as "vor einem jahren"?

1/31/2018, 10:54:10 AM

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One year is singular, two years is plural ...

1/31/2018, 11:08:26 AM

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Two reasons. "Jahre" is plural of "Jahr" and because the preposition "vor" takes dative case the "n" is added to make "Jahren" . Most dative plurals end in "n" - not all, but most.

1/31/2018, 2:54:42 PM
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