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    When do его, её, and их begin with н?

    I read in The New Penguin Russian Course that его, её, and их begin with н when they follow a preposition. But Rosetta Stone shows them beginning with н even when they are not following a preposition. Is Rosetta Stone correct when they do this?

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    Re: When do его, её, and их begin with н?

    And what do you think "У" is if not a preposition?

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    Re: When do его, её, and их begin with н?

    Read your previous topic again:
    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16865&p=206490#p206490

    "Него", "неё", "них", "ними", etc. are used as a case form (not a sign of possession) mainly in two situations:
    1) after simple prepositions: без, в, для, до, за, из, к, на, над, о, от, по, под, перед, при, про, с, у, через;
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    Re: When do его, её, and их begin with н?

    Thanks to everyone for setting me straight. I forgot what у was, obviously. I was thinking of it more like 'have' instead of 'at'. Doh!
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    Re: When do его, её, and их begin with н?

    Do Его собака and У него собака mean the same thing?
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    Re: When do его, её, and их begin with н?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoftPretzel
    Do Его собака and У него собака mean the same thing?
    No.
    его собака = his dog
    у него собака = he has a dog

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