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    Doubt about word endings corresponding to the case used

    Hello!, I am confused about some sentences. These two sentences I'm going to show you, they doesn't use the respective endings according to the nouns genders (prepositional case):

    - Он часто ездит в Лондон (If there is the "B" indicating the prepositional case, Why London doesn't have the adding ending "e" if he is a masculine noun?).

    - Он едет в гостиницу на такси (Why there is changing the ending of the word "гостиницa" to "y" and not adding the "e"?? I assumed it's because the accusative case but, we are grammaticaly in a prepositional case because there's the noun after the preposition "B").


    I took this sentences from a russian lessons web page

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    This is how Russian distinguishes between "in" and "into".

    в+prep = in (location)
    в+acc = into (direction, motion, destination)
    на+prep = on
    на+acc = onto

    Unlike in English, this distinction is upheld at all times in Russian.

    It also exists for pretty many propositions regarding location:

    под+ instrumental = (located) under
    под+ acc = (to) under


    Similar to the preposition 'с', which can mean 'with' when affecting an instrumental noun, but means 'from' (in a locational sense, rather than recipient/receiver sense) when affecting a noun in the genitive.

    Он поднялся с колен. - He rose from (his) knees.
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    Thank you very much!, doubt solved.

    Do you know any grammar book that you could recommend me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonus View Post
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    Do you know any grammar book that you could recommend me?
    You can try this one:
    http://www.politicalavenue.com/10862...Blackwell).pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonus View Post
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    Do you know any grammar book that you could recommend me?
    (I understand this post is out-of-date, but anyway )

    This short manual may be a good start: Pracrical Russian: My First Six Steps

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