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    рассказывать_рассказать

    Hi folks. I wonder if anyone can help with my grammar problems.

    In many texts I'm told that these verbs are followed by o + prep but in one of my books I read

    Игорь рассказывает, как он будет свой отпуск.

    So what's the explanation? More 'exceptions'?

    TIA
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    That is not an exception. There is no "o" in your sentence. If there was you could use the prepositional case.

    Он рассказывает о поездке.
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    I think he is saying that he was told that the verb рассказывать always is followed by o + prep. That is not the case, compare:

    He tells us about his trip
    Он рассказывает о поездке.

    he tells us how he drank vodka
    Он рассказывает, как он пил водку.

    о = about. So it is only used in sentences that would be translated as "about"
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    Re: рассказывать_рассказать

    The sentence is incorrect
    Quote Originally Posted by rjhzxc
    Игорь рассказывает, как он будет свой отпуск.
    Игорь рассказывает, как он будет проводить свой отпуск.

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    Thanks for your replies

    Indra - yes it but it was late

    kalinka_vinnie - I think you have hit the nail on the head

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