"She has neither cup nor soup", that's Duolingo's official answer. Does that sound akward to anyone else?
What is the difference between the Russian words for "cups" and "spoons" and their respective singular accusative cases?
Enter the words here to get the full conjugation table: http://starling.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/morphque.cgi?flags=endnnnnp
You might already know this, but these here aren't plural, they're singular genitive.
Oh, I get it now, it's genitive because it shows possession! It's so confusing... Here's a lingot for your help!
it's genitive because there is "net", not because of possessive. it could be "u nee chashka i lozhka", if she has. after "net", always genitive.
It's VERY confusing, but I will have to remember that. Thanks for your help!
An English speaker would most likely say, "she has neither a cup nor a spoon."
"She has neither cup nor spoon" is a terrible translation into English. No one would ever say it like that.
Why is the pronoun неё not present in this humongous list: http://www.russianlessons.net/grammar/pronouns.php ?
I used this too. As long as we don't use double negatives either one should work! (Or neither one should not work. Or something.).
Theron126 answered it at the top of the page partly. The negative demands the genitive singular case of spoon and cup and they don't follow the table because of the 7-letter rule:
The 7 letter rule: Whenever you make any form of a word, and you need to write И or Ы, check this: after К, Г, Х and Ш, Ж, Щ, Ч always use И.
If it was cups and spoons, as the sentence is in the negative you would need to use the genitive plural of cups and spoons which are чашек and ложков. This is a very useful sitehttp://starling.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/morphque.cgi?flags=endnnnnp
Just enter any word in the box and it gives you a little table of all the different forms of that word in all their different cases.
I thought I was ploughing a lone furrow on this course as all the comments seem to be 12 months old. It's nice to know I am not walking to the sound of my own footsteps here:-)
This sentence requires knowing the database answer(s) by heart. Please add more variations to the answer.
E.g.: "She has neither a cup nor a spoon", or: "She doesn't have a neither a cup nor a spoon". "She hasn't a cup or a spoon".
It would need to be "she has neither a cup, nor a spoon" or "she neither has a cup, nor has a spoon" (the latter sounds a little odd, though).