Among the verb forms building Polish phrases, predominant ones belong to paradigms of lexemes accommodating accusative. Some of them are accompanied by genitive forms instead of accusative ones. The article aims at examination of the phenomenon and an attempt to find its reason. Unfortunately, the analysis of the material does not allow a simple answer. It only leads to the conclusion that in certain structures there is a shift of accommodating requirements of the verb from accusative to genitive and that in most cases it refers to phrases containing noun forms of masculine gender. Apparently, it originates from former changes of endings between accusative and genitive in the history of Polish, as well as from the existence of partial genitive in Polish. However, it needs to be stated clearly that what occurs between verb forms accommodating accusative and the form of the required nouns within phrases is not far from such syntactic interrelations in typical syntactic structures.
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