"He would prefer to have a different job."

Translation:On wolałby mieć inną pracę.

April 11, 2016

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I don't know why, but I had an urge to use the genitive here. Is wolałby mieć innej pracy possible as well, or is that outright wrong?


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In affirmative phrase it is plainly wrong. The verb "mieć" requires noun in accusative.

But in phrases with negation, the accusative is replaced by genitive: "On nie wolałby mieć innej pracy".

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