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Questions related to the negation.

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Управление “не существует” - именительный или родительный падеж?

Какое из предложенний построенно корректно? Почему? "Лампа не существует" И.П. "Лампы не существует" Р.П.
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Negative prefixes не- vs. ни-

This is the kind of things I know how to use in practice, but would not manage to explain to someone in theory. Некогда, нечего, нечем, не с кем... they differ from никогда, ничего, ничем, ни с кем ...
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Does “это не значит, что я стану …” express a determined refusal like “я не стану …”?

Я не стану тебя слушаться. As I understand it, when "не" directly qualifies the verb "стать", the phrase expresses a determined refusal to do something: "not going to do / not about to do". {vs}: ...
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Genitive after negation [duplicate]

"Я не знаю русского языка" but "Я не люблю это". This issue puzzles me. Does genitive come after SOME negations, but not all? As for feminine nouns, is accusative in -у/-ю preferable to genitive, ...
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Why do people say “я никто”, not “я не никто”

Why do people say я никто instead of я не никто. It really confuses because I learned that everything needs double negation.
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Use of “абсолютно” as negative sentence-word response

Based on a limited sample of native Russian-speaking friends, I've come to understand that the adverb "абсолютно" used as a sentence-word in a response is synonymous with "no" as in: -- Неужели Вы ...
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Can I say “я не в доме не прыгал” meaning “за пределами дома я не прыгал”

Я понимаю, что в устной речи так не говорят и, более того, так, наверное, не пишут. Но верно ли это с грамматической точки зрения, и не противоречит ли каким-то правилам. Также интересует вариант "Я ...
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Negation of feminine nouns in the accusative case

The rule given here is that the accusative case is used for animate/inanimate objects. If animate that means using the genitive case, if the sentence is positive, right? Example: (Masculine) ...
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Use of не стану [делать]

I came across the following construction: «Ерунда! – воскликнул принц. – Я не стану есть свою собаку! The context is an Indian prince, who is told he may have to eat his dog if the food runs out. ...
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Can you provide two sentences that mean the same, but one sentence is formally a negation of another?

Does there exist in Russian a pair of sentences which are the formal negation of each other, but have the same meaning?
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Is нет ever a contraction of не and есть?

My book on Russian claims that in phrases like здесь нет телефо́на the нет is a contraction of не and есть . Is this etymologically true? (I realize that it is translated as such, but this is not ...
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Answering negative questions with one word (да/нет) - are there rules?

If the question is formulated with negation to the verb, and it is answered with one word: да or нет, what is the rule of how to understand it: Imagine that the question is a logical expression (no ...
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Why “ничего не понимaю” ? Isn't “я ничего понимaю” enough?

There is already a negation included in ничего, in the statement "Я ничего не понимaю". I cannot figure out why instead of using "Я ничего понимaю" one uses that expression that apparently contains a ...
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When can one use “нету” instead of “нет”?

I've only read and heard нету in unformal contexts (Or I somehow associate this to kids saying нету as a cool version of нет, but that's just an impression based on a lack of practice of Russian, so I'...
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What cases are used after negation? What are the rules? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to use the genitive or the accusative in negative sentences I've read somewhere that after a negation, the Genitive is more common for the object being negated. When ...