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я живу в городе - я живу в лесу

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

June 28, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

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

https://www.duolingo.com/sple00

This is a rest from a now "dead" or non productive case. Read more here: http://explorerussian.com/prepositional-case-masculine-nouns-exceptions/

June 29, 2018
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