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Past tense/For

I saw the word Працювати and in past tense it was працювали, why isn't -вати removed completely not just -ти. (There was no information below the lessons). Also what would "for" be when used with verbs, example: for doing this...?

August 18, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred

Why do you think that "ва" should be removed? "Ти" is the infinitive ending, thus it's removed. "Ва" is just a part of a verb (there are a lot of verbs without it: летіти, стрибати, говорити). You can see some past examples here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9175226

I didn't really understand your question about "for"

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236

In present tense 1 it said any verb with the infinite -вати is declined by taking -вати off. And for "for" I mean like if I said "thanks for doing this", what would "for" translate to? It even says to drop it here: http://www.ukrainianlanguage.org.uk/read/unit10/page10-3.htm

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SergioRuido

Thank for, pay for, vote for, fight for - with these for is translated as за.

-ВА- is dropped in present tense conjugation (there are exceptions!) and it stays in past tense.

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236

Ah okay, but if "for" becomes before the verb is it still "za"?

August 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinnfred

Your example (for doing this) uses gerund, you can't directly translate it to Ukrainian. You need to use a couple of pronouns or a noun: дякую вам за те, що зробили це, дякую вам за допомогу/ за те, що допомогли (thank you for your help/for helping me)

August 18, 2015
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