Russian genitive case

Overview of the article published on the SLO website:

The genitive case is a set of word forms (in singular and plural) the basic function of which is to indicate a possessor.

This case is used in Russian for the following purposes:

  1. To show a possessor.
  2. For nouns following quantity words (like much or many) and cardinal numerals (like 3, 25 etc).
  3. In the construction with the word нет meaning “there is not/there are not”
  4. For nouns following negated transitive verbs.
  5. For food and drinks nouns meaning “some”
  6. For nouns following a large number of prepositions (like без, для, из etc)

The original article on SLO: Genitive case in Russian

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