Difference between прибра́ть and прибра́ться?

Why do we use this case here? And this verb? What rule should I use here?
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Difference between прибра́ть and прибра́ться?

Postby MamaCaz » Mar 4th, 18, 12:49

I came across the sentence 'я прибралась в гостиной', and I was wondering why the reflexive ending is used here. Would the meaning be different if 'прибрала had been used instead?

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Re: Difference between прибра́ть and прибра́ться?

Postby elenatm » Mar 10th, 18, 02:00

Hi,
the meaning would be the same, there is no big difference between the two constructions. However you can say прибрать гостиную and прибрать в гостиной. But if you use the reflexive verb you can't use the direct object after that, you can only say прибраться В гостиной. Or you can use the reflexive verb without any object at all like Я прибралась. If you use the verb прибрать you usually use add an object, without it the sentence sounds unfinished and incomplete. I am not 100% sure that all of it absolutely right from the point of view of grammar books but it is how we use it in speech.

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Re: Difference between прибра́ть and прибра́ться?

Postby MamaCaz » Mar 14th, 18, 21:53

Thank you, your answer is very helpful.

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