"Dlaczego nie chcesz odwiedzać twojej babci?"

Translation:Why do you not want to visit your grandmother?

December 18, 2015

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There is a mistake in the sentence, it should be "Dlaczego nie chcesz odwiedzać SWOJEJ babci?".


I am not sure I agree. Can not "twojej" and "swojej" be equivalent?


The problem is, that "swój" was introduced too late in the course and people got accustomed to the 'normal' versions. So no, "twojej" is not wrong, but it is indeed less natural than "swojej".

Basically if only you are sure that a form of "swój" is correct, than it is better to use it. The 'naturalness' of a sentence is a matter of personal view. In my opinion, using "twój" when "swój" could be used is the worst, other pronouns somehow don't cause such a strong reaction in me.

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Interesting, but can I use equally 'twoj' and 'swoj' and declensions with the meaning of singular you?


If you can use "swój" grammatically (that is, when it refers to the subject of the sentence), then it's better. The 'normal' version is alright to use as well, although 'twój' is the least natural IMO. But it's correct, still.

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