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Grammar with numerals[edit]

@Cinemantique, Wikitiki89, Benwing2, Wanjuscha, KoreanQuoter, Stephen G. Brown I think the usage notes/grammar needs expansion. Even though "год" is combined with numerals один, два, три and четыре, the oblique cases may use "лето", e.g. "больше трёх лет" and other numbers, which are supposed to use "лето" can use "год", e.g. "к двадцати годам". It would be great to get a reference where it's described professionally or in more detail. Any input is appreciated. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 05:21, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

This is a draft explanation. It can be improved.
After numbers that must be followed by a nominative or genitive singular, the appropriate form of год is used. After numbers that must be followed by a genitive plural, the form лет is used. When the number is in the dative, instrumental, or prepositional case, the appropriate form of год must be used. Examples: оди́н год (nominative singular), два го́да (genitive singular), три го́да (genitive singular), пять лет (genitive plural); but бо́льше трёх лет (genitive plural), бо́льше пяти́ лет (genitive plural); and пяти́ года́м (dative plural), пятью́ года́ми (instrumental plural), o пяти́ года́х (prepositional plural). —Stephen (Talk) 07:00, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Молодец, Стивен! I like this. If there's no other suggestion, I'll use this. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 07:25, 13 November 2015 (UTC)