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Word order in Russian sentences
In English, the word order plays an important role because it shows the relationships between parts in the sentence (subject, object, etc.). For example, if we say "Cats eat mice", we clearly understand that "cats" is here the subject of the action "eat" and the object of this action is "mice". If we switch the position of nouns "cats" and "mice", we get "Mice eat cats", a sentence with a different meaning. So, in English sentence the grammatical sense depends on word order.
But in Russian the word order is not so strict, as the grammatical meaning (number, gender, case) is expressed by prefixes, suffixes and endings. So, if we say the sentence above in Russian, then meaning will not change much:
Кошки едят мышек. Мышек едят кошки. Едят кошки мышек.
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