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"Мій брат - студент."

Translation:My brother is a student.

May 22, 2015



Could you write this sentence without the hyphen or is it necessary?


It is not a hypnen but an em dash (or at least there should be a dash). Punctuation rules are strict in Ukranian and you can't just omit marks.

You need to put a dash if:

  • subject and predicate are expressed with nouns in direct case "Мій брат - студент."
  • subject and predicate are infinitives
  • subject and predicate are numerals
  • there is a word це before predicate


Em dashes confuse me a little.


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