negative sentences and accusative case

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mibar

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polish
Hi Everyone,

This problem has been bugging me for some time. What is the correct answer?

1. "Я не читал эту книгу" (2,590,000 hits on google) or "Я не читал этой книги" (189,000 hits)
2. "Я никогда не видел эту реку" or "Я никогда не видел этой реки"

thanks
 
  • Maroseika

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    Russian
    Both are correct and have a little difference, although often neglected in the modern language.
    Generally, Gen. is usually more strong negation than Acc.; Gen. is also more booksih. More details here (par. 201).
     
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