A Comprehensive Russian Grammar / Edition 3

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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar provides a definitive guide to current Russian usage, taking many of its examples from the press and contemporary literary sources.
  • The most complete, accurate, and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian available
  • Contains revised sections on phonology and animacy / inanimacy
  • Includes a new section on word formation
  • Provides full coverage of new post-Soviet vocabulary
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With the additions of a helpful glossary and of a major section on word formation in the Russian noun, Terence Wade's Comprehensive Russian Grammar, already the best reference book of its kind, has, in its second edition, become even more useful for students of Russian." Barry P. Scherr, Professor of Russian, Dartmouth College

"Students (and other readers) will now have quick and easy access to some of the finer (and very tricky) points of Russian language, in addition to very solid and thorough materials which already make up the Grammar." Margaret Tejerizo, Lecturer in Russian Language and Literature, University of Glasgow

Reviews of the First Edition:

"The coverage and fresh, interesting examples make Wade's grammar attractive . . . It will certainly be a standard reference work over the next fifty years." The Slavonic Review

"The most complete, accurate and authoritative English-language refernece grammar of Russian ever published." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405136396
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/11/2010
  • Series: Blackwell Reference Grammars Series , #8
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 609,185
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Terence Wade was Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow utnil 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).
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Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition.


Acknowledgements to the Second Edition.


1: Introduction:.



Division of Words.


2: The Noun:.

Word Formation.



Case Usage.

3: The Pronoun:.

4: The Adjective:.


The Long Form of the Adjective.

The Short Form of the Adjective.

The Comparative Degree of the Adjective.

The Superlative Degree of the Adjective.

5: The Numeral:.

Cardinal, Collective and Indefinite Numerals.

Ordinal Numerals.

Special Functions of Numerals.

6: The Verb:.



Reflexive Verbs.

Impersonal Constructions.

The Passive Voice.

The Conditional and Subjunctive Moods.

Constructions Expressing Obligation, Necessity, Possibility or Potential.

Verbs of Motion.



7: The Adverb:.

Introductory Comments.

8: The Preposition:.

Introductory Comments.

Spatial Prepositions.

Prepositions that Denote the Position of an Object in Relation to Another Object (Behind, in Front of, Below, on Top of etc.), or Movement to or from that Position.

Prepositions that Denote Spatial Closeness to an Object, Movement Towards or Away from an Object, or Distance from an Object.

Prepositions that Denote Along, Across, Through a Spatial Area.

Prepositions that Denote Spatial Limit.

Temporal Prepositions.

The Use of Prepositions to Denote Action in Relation to Various Time Limits.

Other Meanings.

Other Important Meanings Expressed by Prepositions.

9: The Conjunction:.

Introductory Comments.

Co-ordinating Conjunctions.

Subordinating Conjunctions.

10: The Particle:.

Introductory Comments.

11: Word Order:.

Introductory Comments.


Subject Index.

Word Index.

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