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    Help with this sentence

    Hi, I am just trying to translate a random sentence I found online.

    Если путешественник откажется показать свои письма, ему могут отказать в посещении страны

    OK is this right and also I am unsure of the cases.

    if the traveller refuses to show his letters they may refuse him entry into the country. Right?

    I am unsure on why страна is страны and not страну.

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    ему могут отказать в посещении [чего?] странЫ - genetive
    ему могут отказать посетить [что?] странУ - accusative
    [что?] странА закрыта для него - nominative
    он предан этой [чему?] странЕ - dative
    он восхищен [чем?] странОЙ- instrumental
    он слышал о [о чем?] странЕ - prepositional

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMCD View Post
    Hi, I am just trying to translate a random sentence I found online.

    Если путешественник откажется показать свои письма, ему могут отказать в посещении страны

    OK is this right and also I am unsure of the cases.

    if the traveller refuses to show his letters they may refuse him entry into the country. Right?

    I am unsure on why страна is страны and not страну.
    посещение страны (Genitive) человеком (Instrumental) = visit of the person to a country. That is the way we speak.

    JamarriJa, "check questions" can help native Russian schoolchildren to identify grammatical cases by their names but can't help a foreigner, who can't use cases intuitively, to select the correct case.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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