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    What case is this ?

    задание на завтра the assignment for tomorrow

    What case is 'завтра' ? Genetive ??

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    Technically, завтра is an adverb, so it has no cases.

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    Actully it is from the same website!

    http://www.alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar/for.html

    8. "For" in setting a deadline = на + Accusative

    For in the sense of a deadline or due date is expressed by на+Acc.
    задание на завтра the assignment for tomorrow
    мой план на лето my plan(s) for the summer

    Wrong example again ???

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    Those are all correct examples. Russian grammar isn't so strict. If it makes you feel any better, here: It's accusative when it is possible to put whatever comes afterwards in accusative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnroman
    Actully it is from the same website!

    http://www.alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar/for.html

    8. "For" in setting a deadline = на + Accusative

    For in the sense of a deadline or due date is expressed by на+Acc.
    задание на завтра the assignment for tomorrow
    мой план на лето my plan(s) for the summer

    Wrong example again ???
    The problem with this website is the examples are using nouns which look the same in the nominative and accusative.

    Завтра is an adverb so it has no case.
    Лето is neuter, so Лето in the accusative looks the same, Лето

    мой план на зиму = my plan(s) for the winter.
    зиму = accusative of зима
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    there is a song called Надежда на завтра

    Yep...
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    you can also consider it a time expression which is in the accusative.
    "Silence is argument carried out by other means."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise
    you can also consider it a time expression which is in the accusative.
    Well, there's ways around that.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Quote Originally Posted by Denise
    you can also consider it a time expression which is in the accusative.
    Well, there's ways around that.
    Yes?
    When you're learning Russian, your mind gets bent in awkward directions, like it means "for", but that is not how Russian is. It's hard to let go of the english construct. It's good to have a least a few rules. Time expressions in the accusitive.
    What were you thinking??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Quote Originally Posted by Denise
    you can also consider it a time expression which is in the accusative.
    Well, there's ways around that.
    Yes?
    When you're learning Russian, your mind gets bent in awkward directions, like it means "for", but that is not how Russian is. It's hard to let go of the english construct. It's good to have a least a few rules. Time expressions in the accusitive.
    What were you thinking??
    Methinks John was just confused by the word Zaftra. He knew it had to go in the accusative, and thought Zaftra was a noun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise
    It's good to have a least a few rules. Time expressions in the accusitive.
    What were you thinking??
    Well that's the thing. When talking about weeks, then its на + locative

    На прошлой неделе - Last week, etc.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Well, if it is a year or smaller, use the prepositional. Anything over takes the accusative...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSoBW
    Well, if it is a year or smaller, use the prepositional.
    No wrong.

    В этот день, в семь часов.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Isn't it something like. Longer than a day, or shorter than a year, or a year, then you use prepositional.

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    yea. A day or shorter is В +accusative

    a week = На + prep

    and i guess a year is в plus prep
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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