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    свой

    Which one of the following sentences is correct ?

    Should the gender of свой agree with that of Она or портрет ?

    Она показывает свой портрет.

    Она показывает своя портрет.

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    It goes with the OBJECT of the sentence

    Она показывает свой портрет.
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    Yeah..it always agrees with the object, like anything else. Adjectives, possesive pronouns, some numerals, etc

    For example:

    kalinka_vinnie любит свои запрещённые наркотики.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    Yeah..it always agrees with the object, like anything else. Adjectives, possesive pronouns, some numerals, etc

    For example:

    kalinka_vinnie любит свои запрещённые наркотики.
    "Наркотики"are always illegal (except for authorized medical use, but I believe, Kalinka is not a nurse ). We have two words in Russian, basically: "наркотики" - as "narcotic drugs" or "illegal drugs" and "лекарства" - for any kind of legal drugs (including narcotic drugs if they are used properly, by a medical staff).
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    In the sentance "Она показывает свой портрет.", wouldn't it be "Она показывает своя портрет."?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    In the sentance "Она показывает свой портрет.", wouldn't it be "Она показывает своя портрет."?
    no way

    свой is always linked to the subject.

    I am male, but I would say "моя рука" or "своя рука".

    Female would say "мой нос".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    In the sentance "Она показывает свой портрет.", wouldn't it be "Она показывает своя портрет."?
    No. The word "свой" describes the portrait , not her; and портрет is musculine. Thus it should be "Она показывает свой портрет."

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    Ааа, теперь понимаю. Спасибо!
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    Last edited by Darobat on Mon Mar 5, 1759 1:19 am; edited 243 times in total

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