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How do I know when to use the "-n" for an object?

I know that it is supposed to be used for an object, but it doesn't seem to always be used in the course. I think that I'm just not understanding it fully. If someone could explain it to me in a better way, I might understand it. Dankon pro via helpo.

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4 months ago

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Can you give an example of when you thought there should be a '-n' and the course disagreed with you?

You don't need the ending after a preposition (except, see below), or with 'estas' or 'fariĝas', or any other verb that just describes the subject.

(you do use the '-n' ending after a preposition to show 'movement towards' - 'sur la tablo' "on the table" 'sur la tablon' "onto the table")

Here's the long description: https://lernu.net/en/gramatiko/akuzativo

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Reply14 months ago

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Dankon! I didn't realize that it wasn't to be used after prepositions, so there was my mistake.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mirson8

Here is a good explanation of what accusative case is, how it works and how to apply it in Esperanto.

https://anthroyogini.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/learning-esperanto-accusative-case-and-that-pesky-n/

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Reply4 months ago