If you take a look at the book «Верховный алгоритм: Как машинное обучение изменит наш мир», in the first line of page 191, you'll read:

"..., что объективной реальности вообще не существует"

Why is реальность in its genitive form? Shouldn't it be nominative: ("объективная реальность вообще не существует"), as here реальность is the subject of verb существует?

Thanks. Regards, Seb


This is a type of sentence which is called impersonal (subjectless).

Please take a look.

With negation of the verb существовать this form of sentence is especially common.

It's also a normative pattern for negation of the verb быть (бывать). While there's me is translated as я есть, there's no me is translated as меня нет where меня is Genitive of я.

The English there's (no) me is also a subjectless type of sentence.

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