Russian Motion Verbs for Intermediate Students / Edition 1

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This handbook for students in the second and third years of Russian language study is devoted entirely to motion verbs. William Mahota sets up a variety of exercises and presents up-to-date examples in colloquial language to enable intermediate students to use motion verbs with facility and to participate comfortably in everyday Russian conversations. The handbook complements any standard intermediate-level textbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300064131
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: Yale Language Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Unprefixed Motion Verbs 1
1 Notes on Usage of Certain Verbs 2
2 Notes on Conjugation 3
3 Unidirectional versus Multidirectional versus [Pi]0-forms 7
4 Vehicles versus Walking 21
5 Motion Verbs with Prepositions and Adverbs 33
6 Negation with Motion Verbs 38
7 Imperatives with Motion Verbs 42
8 Idiomatic Usage of Unprefixed Verbs 49
9 Time Expressions and Motion Verbs 54
10 Vocabulary 57
Pt. II Prefixed Motion Verbs 61
1 Spelling and Stem Changes 61
2 Overview of the Prefixes 62
3 The Meanings of the Prefixes in Detail 74
4 Special Perfective Forms for Round Trips: C- + Multidirectionals 91
5 Annulment in the Past Tense 93
6 Coming and Going/Bringing and Taking 95
7 Prefixed versus Unprefixed Verbs 98
8 Aspect with Imperatives 98
9 Point of View and Choice of Preposition and Prefix 100
10 Idiomatic Usage of Prefixed Verbs 103
Appendix I. Conjugation 119
Appendix II. The Other Motion Verbs 123
Appendix III. The Other Prefixes 124
English-Russian Glossary 127
Russian-English Glossary 133
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