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Saturday at 05:15 PM
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Hello Renato,

Nice question!

The preposition "на" means "on", physically. So we cannot use it. :smile:

I would recommend you just to remember this phrase "есть за..."


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Renato
Wednesday at 11:18 AM
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Привет, меня зовут Ренато. Мой вопрос, потому это "семья есть за столом" а не "семья есть на столе"?

Hi, my name's Renato. My question is Why this is "семья есть за столом"? why not "семья есть на столе"?


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Tuesday at 05:41 PM
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Hello Christopher,


No, "семья" is a singular noun, whereas "семьи" is plural noun. It is the same like English "family" and "families". The verb should correspond to noun in number :grin:


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Christopher
Sunday at 03:59 AM
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Why "Семья ест за столом" rather than "Семья едят за столом"? Since family is a plural unit wouldn't it be replaced by the pronoun "they/они" rather than "he/он she/она"?

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Tuesday at 06:29 PM
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Hello Mônica,

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Mônica
Tuesday at 11:41 AM
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Tuesday at 09:22 PM
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Hello tarek,


Thanks for letting us know.


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tarek
Monday at 06:39 PM
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its really difficult for beginner to learn vocabulary like that

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Monday at 11:48 AM
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Hello Rhona Hoggan,


As in Russian there are no Present Progressive and Present Simple tenses, it`s hard for me to explain when are they both used.


In Russian there is only one Present tense which is used for everything which is done in Present.


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Rhona Hoggan
Saturday at 11:04 AM
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Hi. Yes, I'd like to know when to use what.


"They are dancing", for a friendly example, is clearly present progressive, isn't it?

"They dance" is present tense from what I can tell.


It's the fact that both looked identical in most of the unit (not my examples in English), and that I hadn't encountered the verb "to wake up" in Russian either, added to my confusion.