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    "Парочка синяков осталась"

    I do understand the meaning behind, but for some reasons fail to understand the grammar structure behind.

    why not Парочке осталась синяков ? the genitive plural form indicates the numerous scratches / blue spots they got during the event... in terms of losses, low points etc.
    but why didn't they use the word ОСТАЛАСЬ w/ dative?

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    Re: "Парочка синяков осталось"

    Парочка синяков осталось/осталась - a couple of bruises were left [on somebody's face, for example]

    Context never hurts, by the way!
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    Re: "Парочка синяков осталось"

    Quote Originally Posted by krobatshov
    I do understand the meaning behind, but for some reasons fail to understand the grammar structure behind.

    why not Парочке осталось синяков ? the genitive plural form indicates the numerous scratches / blue spots they got during the event... in terms of losses, low points etc.
    but why didn't they use the word ОСТАЛОСЬ w/ dative?

    Thanks ,
    One way to say this phrase:
    ОсталАсь парочка синяков. = A couple of blue spots remained.

    парочка - A couple - subject - nominative
    синяков - of blue spots - object - genitive is typical for the preposition "of"
    осталась - remained - predicate, agreed with subject in gender (парочка - feminine).

    What is the problem?

    P.S. You see, the case system is used somehow instead of prepositions to detect what is said about. If it were dative: "Парочке остались синяки" - "Blue spots remained for the couple", the sense is rather different.
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    Re: "Парочка синяков осталось"

    thanks for the prompt replies!

    in the meanwhile, the headline on gazeta.ru has been corrected to осталАсь

    вот теперь всё ясно
    lots of bruises were left on the couple - (not word by word...but I do get the glimpse now)

    I'll be coming up with basic questions here and there in the upcoming days - getting back into Russian language - gladly -
    thanks again to all the replies in no time !
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    Re: "Парочка синяков осталось"

    Quote Originally Posted by krobatshov
    вот теперь всё ясно
    Are you sure?

    [s:292ulbzv]lots[/s:292ulbzv] a couple of bruises were left [s:292ulbzv]on the couple[/s:292ulbzv]
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    Re: "Парочка синяков осталось"

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    Quote Originally Posted by krobatshov
    вот теперь всё ясно
    Are you sure?

    [s:32mdr2po]lots[/s:32mdr2po] a couple of bruises were left [s:32mdr2po]on the couple[/s:32mdr2po]
    come on, I DID add (not word by word, as shown above) - yea, I'm absolutely sure !
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