in 7.1 (Er ist in seinem Büro), why is the "buro" in the dative?
December 22, 2018
Because it involves being in a location. "In" can also take the accusative if it is motion towards something.e.g. gehen ins Kino. Similar prepositions that can take either dative or accusative are an, auf, hinter, neben, uber, unter, vor, and zwischen. Where at a location, it's the dative, but if movement is involved regarding something associated with the location, it is the accusative.
December 24, 2018
vielen Dank für deine Frage.
As Flakkaserne correctly explained, the preposition "in" requires the dative case. Hence, "in seinem Büro".
Leah von Rocket Languages
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