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    Why is тысяча in accusative case here?

    Hello,

    1- In the following sentence why the number тысяча is in accusative case?

    Он это говорил тысячу раз.

    2- If it is 2 times then the sentence will be like:

    Он это говорил два раза

    or

    Он это говорил две раза

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdr View Post
    Hello,

    1- In the following sentence why the number тысяча is in accusative case?

    Он это говорил тысячу раз.
    This construction is always in accusative regardless of the numeral. Dunno why.


    Quote Originally Posted by sdr View Post
    2- If it is 2 times then the sentence will be like:

    Он это говорил два раза

    or

    Он это говорил две раза
    Два раза, because раз is masculine.
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    Please correct my English

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    «Тысяча», as well as «сотня», «дюжина» (not very Russian), «пара» and, probably, some other quantity words, become a part of an adverb (= adverbial modifier of frequency in a sentence), and should be memorized as one adverb or as a SET EXPRESSION, e.g. тысячу раз, сотню раз, пару раз, дюжину раз. But only when this collocation equals to an adverb!

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