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    case question

    У подбородка, на складке одеяла, движутся, медленно перебирая пальцами, как палочками, две крошечных руки тоже бронзового цвета.

    why isn't две in the genitive?
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    Re: case question

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    У подбородка, на складке одеяла, движутся, медленно перебирая пальцами, как палочками, две крошечных руки тоже бронзового цвета.

    why isn't две in the genitive?
    Why would it be?

    If you strip the fluff it reads:
    две крошечных руки движутся

    Don't be fooled by the -ых ending of the adjective!
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    Re: case question

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    why isn't две in the genitive?
    Because it's a subject and it's in the nominative.

    "Крошечных руки" is in the genitive because it stands after the numeral.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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