I know that in Russian we use genitive case for the accusative case of animate masculine and feminine words.

My question is: when I’m doing grammatical analysis of the words, what do I have to write for them? Do I have to write that they are in accusative case, even if I know it’s formed like it is genitive? Or do I have to simply write that it is genitive case?

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    Words of declension I (those ending in -a / -я, masculine and feminine alike) have a distinct accusative form in singular: мама (nom.) / нет мамы (gen.) / любить маму (acc.)
    – Quassnoi
    Feb 6, 2019 at 12:05

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No, we don't use genitive (or nominative for inanimated nouns) for the accusative. They just look alike. So you must write accusative.

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