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    Парковка всегда бесплатная

    Is it okay to write:

    A. Парковка всегда бесплатно.
    Б. Парковка сегодня бесплатно.

    or must I rephrase it these as:

    В. Парковка всегда бесплатна.
    Г. Парковка всегда бесплатная.
    Д. Парковка сегодня бесплатна.
    Е. Парковка сегодня бесплатная.

    I'm sure Г-Е are grammatically acceptable, but I have been surprised to learn that some Russians think А and Б may be okay, too. В seems a bit odd. Your thoughts?
    Last edited by Lampada; October 1st, 2010 at 01:38 AM.

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    I accept А and Б, for example, as signs (however hypothetical ). (and without misprints)
    It could be another matter if they were a part of a larger sentence in speech or writing.

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    Points A and Б are both grammatically incorrect, because бесплатно correlate with Парковка, which in her turn has a feminine gender...so that it should be written like бесплатна. В, Г, Д and E are correct.

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    Strictly speaking "Парковка всегда бесплатно" is incorrect but Russian native speakers in colloquial speech often use incomplete phrases with implied parts. They feel subconsciously this phrase as "Парковка - это всегда бесплатно" or "Парковка всегда предоставляется бесплатно". So this phrase normally goes OK unless some grammar crusader starts to analyze.

    BTW Short adjectives are not very popular in contemporary spoken Russian, so when this phrase is pronounced (бесплатно and бесплатна are pronounced similarly) it is most probably will be recognized as A, not as B.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doninphxaz View Post
    Is it okay to write:

    A. Парковка всегда бесплатно.
    Б. Парковка сегодня бесплатно.

    or must I rephrase it these as:

    В. Парковка всегда бесплатна.
    Г. Парковка всегда бесплатная.
    Д. Парковка сегодня бесплатна.
    Е. Парковка сегодня бесплатная.

    I'm sure Г-Е are grammatically acceptable, but I have been surprised to learn that some Russians think А and Б may be okay, too. В seems a bit odd. Your thoughts?
    А-Е из аксептабл, но лучше так:
    А. Бесплатная парковка/стоянка, doesn't have to specify with "всегда".
    Б. Сегодня парковка бесплатно(ая)
    Last edited by Lampada; October 1st, 2010 at 01:39 AM.

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