In the sentence 'в какой стране ты живёшь', I don't understand why 'какой' is in the nominative rather than the prepositional case (like стране).

Is this a special use of the interrogative pronouns here?

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    страна is feminine, so какой is not in the nominative here.
    – Bruno
    Dec 2, 2023 at 15:46
  • ThankS very much for explanation Richard
    – Richard
    Dec 3, 2023 at 17:32

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If you look at this declension table for the pronominal adjective какой, you will see that this particular form is used in six different gender/case/number combinations.

One of them is the feminine prepositional, which, as you correctly mentioned, is what the (feminine) noun стране is in.

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