grammar

Свидетельство того или тому?

I was puzzled by this sentence on the BBC Russian Service: Нет свидетельств тому, что на нынешних выборах дело обстоит иначе. ББС Мошенничество на выборах в США? Проверяем факты в речи Трампа It means “There is no evidence that in the current election things are any different." but the puzzle isn’t the meaning, it’s the grammatical case in which the author has placed the demonstrative pronoun то , which is dative here тому .

Semelfactive Verbs

Semelfactive verbs, a special class of perfectives. (Applies to Russian, but also to English grammar, too.)