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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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Composition-wise, ''в основном'' is like ''in general.'' The preposition ''в'' in ''в основном'' works just as the preposition ''in'' works in ''in general.'' I hope this analogy clarifies the issue.
answered May 19 by Sandra
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Both options are fine, except that one small grammar error has to be corrected: Два балкона находятся у нас в квартире. Два балкона находятся в нашей квартире. As a native speaker, I would …
answered May 1 by Sandra
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The correct versions are ''я потеряю то, что любил'' and ''я знаю то, о чём не знает никто''. The other versions are grammatically wrong. In the above correct versions, you can replace ''то'' by ''ко …
answered Apr 8 by Sandra
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В холодильнике ничего не осталось (поесть)? With ''поесть'' (perfective) this particular sentence sounds very natural, whereas with ''есть'' (imperfective) - pretty weird. At the same time, it …
answered Jan 20 by Sandra
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I am surprised that such questions are given in tests for non-native speakers, because a slight modification of your original phrase can easily change the correct choice between рассы́паться and рассы …
answered Jan 17 by Sandra
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But it seems I should have used the present imperfective "отвечаем" here. What is the grammatical rationale for this? This is an excellent question. Yes, you should have used ''отвечаем,'' but …
answered Jan 29 by Sandra
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1) What's the difference between сказать and поговорить as the perfective aspects of говорить - especially in the past tense? Он сказал ей что-то = He (has) told her something. Он поговорил с …
answered Jan 15 by Sandra
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That's an excellent question, and although Nikolay already wrote a good answer, I want to add that in order to deeply understand the exact meanings of these words, you have to look at their literal co …
answered Apr 20 by Sandra
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In Russian, you can even construct sentences consisting of a few verbs and containing no other words, for example: Решил пойти купить поесть. = I've decided to go to buy (some food) to eat. The abov …
answered Jan 19 by Sandra