Questions tagged [множественное-число]

Includes questions about plural forms of particular words as well as more general questions about the usage and formation of plural forms of nouns. Maybe it should be renamed into "number"?

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Singular or plural verb after a singular noun denoting a quantity?

Sometimes you use a word-combination of 2 nouns to denote a quantity of entities: «большинство людей». Should a singular or plural form be used for a verb after that? I.e., «большинство людей не знает»...
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The origin of complex plural forms

What caused complex plural forms in Russian? Were they borrowed from another language, inherited from Old Russian, or is there another reason why they appeared? By "complex plural forms" I mean the ...
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Succinct and gender-neutral Russian word for "writer"

Imagine I want to translate to Russian the word "community of working writers" such that "writers" means both male and female ones. Here are obvious variants: Сообщество работающих литераторов и ...
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"Действующий и будущий регуляторы" - why not "действующие и будущие"?

Действующий и будущий регуляторы отрасли — Минфин и ЦБ — согласовали проект реформы аудита в России. This is from an article from kommersant.ru, why are the adjectives at the start in nominal ...