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    confusion with prepositions 'o' and 'B'

    im trying to say "everyday, i carried it in my car"
    so in russian, i would say:

    is this right? or is there something wrong with my prepositions 'в' and 'о'?

    or should i say 'каждый день я возил его о моей машине'?
    is it correct to say 'каждый день я возил его B машине'?

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    "в машине" is correct, "о машине" is nowhere near correct.

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    Usually we speak "на машине" - nevertheless passenger is inside, not on the roof ^)

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    well im trying to say "everyday, i carried it in my car"
    i require the sentence using the personal adjective 'my'
    how about if i said 'каждый день я возил сумку в моей машине'?
    or 'каждый день я возил сумку в о моей машине'?

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    yep, use "в" only.

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    BTW, how did you come to the idea of using "о"? Did you see it somewhere? Probably it might be just a misprint.
    The preposition "о" has nothing to do with the verbs of motion.

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    Note, by the way, that in Russian it is atypical to use personal pronouns just because. In situations like "I carried it it my car" or "I love my brother" you usually omit "my", or "his", or whatever it is (assuming that there's no other person whose car/mother it can be). Sometimes it is used with relatives, though, and, of course, you have a reflexive pronoun "свой" that acts the same as "себя" - refers to the subject of a clause it is used in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondublon View Post
    Usually we speak "на машине" - nevertheless passenger is inside, not on the roof ^)
    I would say "Я возил его в своей машине", in case его is inanimate (hammer, for example).
    And I would say "Я возил его на машине", if он is, for example, my uncle.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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