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in die Schule or in der Schule (Lesson 14.4)

Peter--252

Peter--252

Lesson 14.4 has the sentence 

Wir sind zusammen in die Grundschule gegangen. We went to primary school together.

After going through the grammar lesson on the dative case I half expected it to be in der Grundschule…

Can I assume that the accusative is used here because it's “motion towards”?

Also would I be correct to say the dative would be used to state where the action is currently taking place? z.B.
Wir waren in der Schule zusammen: We were in the school (at a specific moment in time).

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo Peter--252,

 

Yes, that's correct! You can think of the accusative case as a change in position/a motion from A to B whereas the dative case is used when there is more of a static position. 

 

Viele Grüße,

Julia

 

 

 

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