я живу в городе - я живу в лесу

Why we use prepositional in "Город" and accusative on "Лес"?

June 28, 2018


it's not accusative but locative

a small number of words have a seventh case called locative which is different from prepositional and used after в and на

so you say о лесе but в лесу
however о городе - в городе (as город doesn't have this case)

June 28, 2018

This is a rest from a now "dead" or non productive case. Read more here:

June 29, 2018
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