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    Чтo: pronoun and conjunction

    Two commentaries abt Чтo:
    1) I see it among conjunctions (union / link words), even in cases where it is clearly a relative pronoun. For example: Я не понимаю то, что ты говоришь. For me it is clearly a pronoun: I don't understand that, what you say. Different case is: Я знаю, что ты прийдешь, obviously a conjunction.
    2) Even used in cases where clearly it is a conjunction I see it suppresed sometimes. For example: Я знаю, (что) ты прийдешь

    As for the first question it seems being in "no man's land" in this dichotomy and it is perhaps only matter of words; for the second question surely will be some rules. Won't they?
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    Eh? What is the actual question?

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    Что

    Are there any rules about omission of Что in sentences like : "Я знаю (что), ты говоришь по-немецки" ?
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    Re: Чтo: pronoun and conjunction

    it's better to use "придешь" (not "прийдешь").
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    Re: Чтo: pronoun and conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    it's better to use "придешь" (not "прийдешь").
    Of course it's better since "прийдешь" is grammatically incorrect
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    прийти

    In the "List of russian verbs" attached to my grammar there is: приходить: прихож
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    Re: прийти

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladi
    Once it made clear, again, is there any rule about omission of что when used as an conjunction?
    As far as I know, it is always required, you should never omit it.

    "Я знаю, что ты придешь" is correct.

    "Я знаю, ты придешь" is a grammatically incomplete sentence.

    However, were you to punctuate that sentence with a period instead of a comma, you'd get two grammatically correct sentences that would sound exactly the same as your example (though it wouldn't mean exactly the same thing or be suitable in the same context):

    "Я знаю. ты придешь"

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    I do not know grammar rules, so I may be mistaken.

    Что with logical stress (equivalent to English "what") is never omitted.
    Я знаю, что вы делали прошлым летом.

    If что is the coordinating conjunction (English "that"), it depends on the information in the coordinared sentence. If it is new and/or significant, the conjuncion is not omitted.

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    Re: Чтo: pronoun and conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    it's better to use "придешь" (not "прийдешь").
    Of course it's better since "прийдешь" is grammatically incorrect
    Насколько я знаю, это просто устаревший вариант.
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    Tks

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