Essentials of Russian Grammar / Edition 1

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Advanced Beginning through Advanced In 12 self-contained units, this outstanding reference provides a clear, systematic presentation of the major grammatical elements of Russian — a complete guide for developing a greater mastery of Russian.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844242446
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/1984
  • Series: Verbs and Essentials of Grammar Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 771,680
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Alphabet and Pronunciation
The Alphabet 1
Pronunciation of Hard and Soft Sounds 4
Pronunciation of Vowels 6
Pronunciation of Consonants 8
Stress 10
Spelling Rule 11
Chapter 2 Nouns
Gender: Rules 12
Usage of the Gender 15
Number 17
Usage of the Singular and Plural 25
Chapter 3 Declension of Nouns
Introductory Remarks: Nouns and Cases 27
Declension of Masculine Nouns, Singular 27
Declension of Neuter Nouns, Singular 33
Declension of Feminine Nouns, Singular 34
Declension of Nouns in the Plural 36
Declension of Proper Names 45
The Usage of Cases 48
Chapter 4 Adjectives
Mixed Adjectives 81
Qualitative, Relative, and Possessive Adjectives 83
Short Adjectives 86
Usage of Adjectives 87
Chapter 5 Pronouns
Personal Pronouns 98
Possessive Pronouns 101
Demonstrative Pronouns 104
Definite Pronouns 107
Interrogative Relative Pronouns 110
Negative Pronouns 113
Indefinite Pronouns 116
Pronoun-Numerals 121
Chapter 6 Numerals
Cardinal Numerals 123
Ordinal Numerals 130
Collective Numerals 135
Fractional Numerals and Other Numerical Expressions 138
Chapter 7 Verbs
Structure 142
Derivation of Verbal Forms 142
The Infinitive 143
The Present Tense 146
The Past Tense 154
The Aspects 157
The Future 168
The Conditional Mood 172
The Imperative Mood 176
Reflexive Verbs 182
Impersonal Verbs 189
Verbs of Motion 190
Participles 208
Gerunds 223
Agreement of Verb Predicates with Subjects 230
Table of Russian Verbs 236
Chapter 8 Adverbs
Formation of Adverbs 249
Classification and Usage of Adverbs 253
Primary Adverbs 266
Predicative Adverbs 269
Chapter 9 Prepositions
Current Expressions with "Verb + Preposition" Construction 285
Idiomatic Usage 288
Chapter 10 Conjunctions
Classification and Usage of Conjunctions 295
Chapter 11 Particles
Classification and Usage of Particles 317
Chapter 12 Interjections
Classification of Interjections 328
Usage of Interjections 330
Sounds as Interjections 332
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