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obj: object

The object of a verb is the the second most core argument of a verb after the subject. Most often it is a direct object is in the accusative case, a noun phrase that denotes the entity acted upon. However, in Russian there are many verbs that require their objects be in other cases (except for nominative and vocative).

Accusative example:

Я купил машину . \n I have-bought car .
obj(купил, машину)
obj(have-bought, car)

Genitive example:

Я не боюсь этого . \n I-am not afraid of this .
obj(боюсь, этого)
obj(afraid, this)

Dative example:

Но это не соответствует действительности . \n But this not corresponds to-reality .
obj(соответствует, действительности)
obj(corresponds, to-reality)

Instrumental example:

Президент руководит страной . \n The President rules the country .
obj(руководит, страной)
obj(rules, country)

In general, if there is only one object, it should be labeled obj, regardless of the morphological case or semantic role that it bears. If there are two or more objects, one of them should be obj and the others should be iobj. In such cases it is necessary to decide what is the most directly affected object (patient). The one exception is when there is a clausal complement: then the clausal complement is regarded as a “clausal object” and an object nominal will be an iobj.


obj in other languages: [bej] [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [el] [en] [es] [ess] [et] [eu] [fi] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gsw] [hy] [it] [ja] [kk] [kmr] [mr] [no] [pcm] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [vi] [yue] [zh]