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    These endings.

    Why are the endings in green so? What case are they (Accusative apparently) but why?

    Она всю дорогу держала ребёнка на руках.
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    Because it's a time indication? ""During" the whole way"? (=very bad english - Russians, please disregard )

    It's the only reason I can think of......
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    Re: These endings.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Why are the endings in green so? What case are they (Accusative apparently) but why?

    Она всю дорогу держала ребёнка на руках.
    Всю дорогу is an accusative.
    Сравни с немецким "dieses Jahr studierte er gut": в этом году - или (весь) этот год - он хорошо учился.

    Весь день я смотрела телевизор.
    Всё лето мы ходили купаться.

    Т.е. на протяжении какого-то отрезка времени. "Всю дорогу" - значит, всё время, пока она шла/ехала.
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    Although literally, вся дорога expresses distance, in this context it is a time expression and therefore is in the accusative.

    Remember also, only the subject can be in the nominative case.
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    Hmmm....thanks. Every day there is something new to me about this language.
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