Feb 20, 2022 - 02:51 PM
Actually, the Accusative does come first in the above sentence.. die Wohnungen is the accusative. Wohnungen is plural, so the die indicates that it is either in the nominative or the Accusative case. Since we know it's not the nominative, that leaves it as accusative. Also, in diesen Gebauden is also plural, so the in diesen can only indicate that it's in the Dative case.
Disclaimer: I'm only on Level 4, lesson 2.
Mar 18, 2022 - 03:55 AM
Here it's not a dative case before an accusative case really, it's a place indication (in dative case) before a direct object (accusative case), which is the common order for this type of complements. It wouldn't be wrong to place the place indication after the direct object here, yet it would change the emphasis a little and link together "the apartments of theses buildings" rather than just indicate the pace..the nuance is light, but here Fluenz chose to show the most common order.
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