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How should I inflect animate nouns when they are used to figuratively call inanimate objects, and vice versa?

It's a complicated matter, and as a native speaker I'm lucky not to think about it consciously. Typically, when a person is named after an inanimate object, the word behaves as if it were animate ...
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What should be the proper word ending of the word "посадка"

Corrected: "посадке на Луну предшествовали тренировочные полеты". Dative case used: "to which [Moon landing] something [training flights] was something [forerunner]".
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Inflection of particles

This is not a full inflection, i.e. there are no such words as *наю, *наешь, *нает, etc. Rather, this is a case of the plural/respectful indicator -те being added to "imperative" particles similar to ...
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How should I inflect animate nouns when they are used to figuratively call inanimate objects, and vice versa?

A human language develops over time, and its rules often become counterintuitive. Whether you want it or not, even native speakers have to look into the dictionaries. "Козёл", as a gymnastic tool, is ...
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How should I inflect animate nouns when they are used to figuratively call inanimate objects, and vice versa?

Usually noun in such usage just preserves the category it belongs "originally", so it's just Я вижу всех твоих тараканов. (since "таракан" is animate) - the same about "поставить на доску ската" -...
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What should be the proper word ending of the word "посадка"

Accusative is governed by another verb, synonymous to предшествовать, namely предварять посадку на Луну предваряли тренировoчные полеты Semantically they're not completely identical, but still can ...
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Inflection of fraction numerals of per cents with nouns (в 2,4 процента? -ах? случаев)

numeralonline.ru: Склонение дробных числительных Склонение дробных числительных Примеры дробных числительных: одна вторая, семь сотых, полтора. Дробное числительное состоит из двух частей: ...
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