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    Plurals of глубокий

    This is pretty much a cross between my last two questions!

    Одна глубокая тарелка
    Две глубокие тарелки
    Пять глубоких тарелок

    I understand тарелка/и/ок, it's глубокий that's the problem. For "one", it's nominative singular. For "five", it's genitive plural. What I don't understand is why for "two" it's apparently nominative plural? Why isn't it genitive plural?

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    It's OK, one of my Russian friends has explained this to me privately - thanks

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    Is it the same question we discussed here? Белые vs. белых - utterly confused, please help!

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    No, Bob, this was a similar question but not the same. I didn't know that for feminine nouns, plurals of 2, 3, 4 use nominative plural, not genitive plural. I do now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay View Post
    No, Bob, this was a similar question but not the same. I didn't know that for feminine nouns, plurals of 2, 3, 4 use nominative plural, not genitive plural.
    Lindsay,
    I do believe it was exactly the same question. The sentence you asked about was "Здесь три белые тарелки." And "тарелка" is feminine. Then some other people and I explained that both versions are possible for the feminine nouns: "три белые тарелки" and "три белых тарелки" are both OK.

    The same as "две глубокие тарелки" and "две глубоких тарелки" are possible.

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    Finally, if the noun is feminine, it can often take nominative plural: две белые тарелки = две белых тарелки. This is only true for feminine nouns. For masculine and neuter, only one form is possible.
    Gosh, Bob, so you did, sorry. I must have not taken that in the first time around. It's firmly planted now

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    Lindsay

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