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    verbs of motion

    Как объяснять разницу между етими?

    Мы шли по парку Мы ходили по парку

    Собака бежала по двору Собака бегала по двору


    what does кого-либо mean?
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    Re: verbs of motion

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    Как объяснить разницу между этими?

    Мы шли по парку Мы ходили по парку

    Собака бежала по двору Собака бегала по двору


    what does кого-либо mean?
    thanks
    "Мы шли по парку" - in certain direction, to some certain place
    "Мы ходили по парку" - over and back, just walked without aim

    the same with the dog:

    "Собака бежала по двору" - in certain direction
    "Собака бегала по двору" - here and there

    "кого-либо" means "somebody", "someone"
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    кого-либо is the genitive case of кто-либо.
    кто-нибудь = кто-либо = anybody, no information is known about the body
    кто-то = somebody, some information is known about the body

    Например:
    кто-то пришёл. = Somebody came. A physical person walked through the door.
    кто-нибудь придёт? = Will anybody come? There is no information about who will come.

    Same thing with куда
    куда-нибудь = куда-либо = anywhere
    куда-то = somewhere

    I don't know the difference between кто-нибудь and кто-либо.
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