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    я хотела бы стать (+ inst) ?

    я хотела бы стать музыкантом

    - when making a statement like this, is "стать" ALWAYS followed by the instrumental case?

    for instance, if you were trying to be poetic and wanted to say something like....

    "i would like to become the sky" would it be... "я хотела бы стать небом"

    (haha... ok... so maybe that is not so poetic... but im basically wondering if nouns following стать only take the instrumental when speaking about careers.... and if there are any situations when it would take the accusitive case...)


    hrmmm... i know its going to be a long day when i have nothing better to do than to sit and think about russian grammar at 8:20 in the morning...

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    Yes, стать must alsways be followed by instrumental case.
    стать кем? чем?

    Я хотела бы стать небом.
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    Re: я хотела бы стать (+ inst) ?

    Yes, always instrumental in this case (to become someone/something).
    Not career-related examples:
    К концу рабочей недели люди становятся усталыми.
    Иногда я становлюсь раздражительным.
    Теплое пиво становится невкусным.

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    ahh wicked!

    thanks for that!

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