Всем привет) I have read a previous post about the use of нету and it's meaning. In this opportunity I would like to know which is the case that the adjacent subject must have. For example, how would you say: "There is no dog." Which case would you use?

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    Note that what is adjacent ('dog') is not the subject in such Russian sentences with нет/нету, they are impersonal sentences and have no subjects. And also, remember, there's absolutely no need to ask about the case of the subject, in Russian it is always Nominative.
    – Yellow Sky
    Dec 21, 2014 at 12:56
  • Oh you're right, my mistake. In this case I should have asked for the object's case. Dec 22, 2014 at 0:29
  • Hehe, no, it's not an object either. It's the predicative.
    – Yellow Sky
    Dec 22, 2014 at 12:10
  • Also please keep in mind, that нету is informal. The grammatically right variant is to use нет: «Нет собаки.» (There is no dog) Dec 4, 2015 at 12:45

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Genitive: нету собаки; same as нет (in the "there is no" sense) and ни. The colloquial (and getting normative acceptance) tendency to drop the negative genitive in favour of accusative doesn't apply here; that only happens to objects of transitive verbs.

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