никого vs некого

Anita hk

Senior Member
Hong Kong Chinese
Book: В кафе́ не́ было никого́ There was nobody in the cafe.
Is this possible too? В кафе́ бы́ло не́кого
 
  • Maroseika

    Moderator
    Russian
    Book: В кафе́ не́ было никого́ There was nobody in the cafe.
    Is this possible too? В кафе́ бы́ло не́кого
    Некого - there is no one who might perform an action or be an object of the action expressed by the verb in the infinitive form, e.g.:
    В кафе было некого попросить о помощи.
     

    Anita hk

    Senior Member
    Hong Kong Chinese
    Thanks Awwal12 and Maroseika, for highlighting a point that the book hasn't made clear.
     
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