Question from Omar, asked on 30 May, 2018

The verb “нравиться-понравиться”

Why do we say
Мне очень понравился эта книга
We don't say
Мне очень понравился эту книгу?
1 answer
Answered by Yulia on 30 May, 2018

Hi! We say Мне очень понравилась эта книга. We can't use the Accusative case in this sentence because in this construction the noun книга is the subject of the sentence, so we use the Nominative case. This construction is not the same as the sentence "I liked this book very much" in English because in English it is not a subject, but the direct object.

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