A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Blackwell Reference Grammars)

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This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to current Russian usage, taking many of its examples from the press and contemporary literary sources. It contains graphically presented declension and conjugation tables as well a detailed indexes. There are chapters on parts of speech and sections on stress accents. There is also coverage of what are commonly found to be areas of difficulty: gender and agreement; aspectival formation and usage; the rules of word order; the categories of prepositional usage; the differentiation of long and short adjectival usage; the use of numerals, including the collectives; the verbs of motion; the use of particles; verbs of motion; and the use of the partitive genitive and genitive after negated.

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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar is an essential reference tool for all students of the Russian Language. It provides a definitive and complete guide to current Russian usage, taking many of its examples from the press and contemporary literary sources. Designed to be clear and easy to use, it contains graphically-presented declension and conjugation tables as well as detailed indexes and a table of contents for speed of reference. It features substantial chapters on all parts of speech and helpful sections on stress accents as well as extensive coverage of all problem areas, including:


* problems of gender and agreement;
* aspectival formation and usage;
* clear rules of word order;
* thorough analysis of all categories of prepositional usage;
* differentiation of long and short adjectival usage;
* use of numerals, including the collectives;
* verbs of motion;
* use of particles;
* use of partitive genitive and genitive after negated verbs.

About the Author:

Terence Wade was Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow until his death in 2005. His previous books include Prepositions in Modern Russian, Russian Etymological Dictionary, The Russian Language Today (with Larissa Ryazanova-Clarke) and A Russian Grammar Workbook, companion volume to A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Blackwell Publishers). He was a past Chairman and President of the Association of Teachers of Russian and a former editor of the Journal of Russian Studies.

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