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приятной or приятная

"Прогулка была очень приятной"
This is the sentence on my textbook, I don't understand why it's not "приятная"

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For learning: Russian
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    The verb “Быть” (to be, is, was) has no present tense. However when it is used in the past and future tense with nouns or adjectives, the following noun or adjective is usually in the instrumental case. (Example: Я врач. Я был врачом - I was a doctor. Она такая красивая! Она была красивой когда-то. Nominative case is an old form, so you can see both, especially if you read Pushkin, Tolstoy etc.

    Hello! I think it is because "приятной" is a past tense (прошедшее время).

    Можно употребить и то слово и это слово. Все будет правильно.

    You can use the both words (actually, that's just the same word in different cases), but if you say "прогулка была приятной" you use more literary correct language

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