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How the grammar works: how different forms of the same word can be used, what they mean, how they are composed into phrases or sentences. Use this tag with or without a more precise one (check out "morphology", "syntax", "word-order", and tags for different parts of speech ("nouns") and grammatical categories ("cases")).

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How is the "verb government" called in Russian?

As a Russian student, I've learnt that Russian verbs, like in other languages, "govern" certain cases. For example: Читать —> что? (Accusative or Винительный падеж). After a little search, I found ...
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When to use the genitive or the accusative in negative sentences

In my Russian course we have learnt that in negative sentences the object is often in the genitive. On the other hand there are situations in which it is correct to use an accusative, and there is ...
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Are composite note names(such as до-диез) declinable?

The names of simple notes до, ре, ми, фа, соль, ля, си are not declinable (несклоняемые). The names of the modifiers диез (sharp), бемоль, (flat), бекар (natural), etc. are declinable знак диезa, ...
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Elementary understanding of the concept aspect

First, for the aim of this question I must say that I am not familiar with the Russian language, but I read a bit about it and am curious. I've never learned Russian before and just able to say a ...
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How do I specify a non-whole number of nouns which have no singular form?

For most nouns which have no singular form, fractions are meaningless (e.g. штаны, ножницы, весы), but there are a few such nouns where this is not the case. For example, how do I say "it went on for ...
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What's the first person singular future of победить

What is the first person singular of победить in future tense? The other person-numbers have obvious forms such as: ты победишь, мы победим, они победят, вы победите, он победит, я ??? The obvious &...
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Are there some typical mistakes made by native Georgian speakers when speaking Russian?

I've been living in Georgia for half a year and most of my friends are fluent in Russian. I've been focused on learning Georgian rather than Russian so far. But when I want to learn some Russian too, ...
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Are there analogous words for words оба, обе for three and more?

I can take two books in the bookshop and say обе to indicate I want to buy both. Are there any analogous words for three and more items, to indicate that I have all of them in mind?
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Слово "дно" во множественном числе

Как выглядит слово "дно" во множественном числе? Одно дно Два дна Три дна Четыре дна Пять ??? Я знаю правильный ответ, но не знаю почему так. Хотелось бы услышать аргументированный ответ, ...
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How do I know when to use -тся or -ться in a verb

The title pretty much says it all. It's a very common mistake which (unfortunately) even many native speakers make. Is there a rule to unambiguously decide should I end this verb with -тся or -ться?
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How are short and long form adjectives used differently?

I'm confused by long form adjectives (which seem to be more common) and short form adjectives. For example, from свобода (freedom) there is the long form adjective свободный and the short form ...
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Genitive plural of "башка"?

What is the genitive plural and nominative plural of башка? My search returned a lot of contradicting information. Is there any authoritative source with a single concrete answer?
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