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In addition to what others said (From this answer): However, an increasing number of native German speakers in Germany (and probably none yet in Austria and Switzerland) now additionally use erinnern in much the same way that remember is used in English: Ich erinnere noch die Anfangszeit des Unternehmens. The usage here is more like reminisce or ...


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You obviously already know about dative and accusative when used with locations, the former generally meaning something being there and the latter something going there. Here, the sentence does not necessarily say that you are going to jog into the forest. Rather, after having gone to town, you’re going to go to the forest and then do some jogging there. ...


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In both your examples it is not so much the verb, that rules the case, but rather the preposition. "in" goes with both dative and accusative - Dative is used for static past movement - Something has been moved somewhere and now stays there. Ich trage die Daten in der Tabelle ein Focuses more on the data now being in the table. Accusative is used to ...



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