Designed to meet the needs of any student of Russian, from the complete beginner through to the intermediate and advanced, who wants a quick and easy-to-use reference grammar, with exercises and answers. This book presents the grammar double-page-spread units, with grammar explanations on the left-hand page and exercises to practise.
This book is designed to meet the needs of any student of Russian, from the complete beginner through to the intermediate and advanced, who wants a quick and easy-to-use reference grammar, with exercises and answers. The grammar is presented in easily accessible double-page-spread units, with grammar explanations on the left-hand page and exercises to practise and check understanding on the facing right-hand page. The reader can either dip in and out of the short sections for quick reference or work through the book for comprehensive and systematic coverage of the main grammar points. A key at the end of the book gives the answers to all the practice questions in the body of the text. A 'Taking it Further' section gives websites and information on where to find a wide variety of different kinds of texts and materials available in Russian and how to find out more about Russian culture.
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Teacher of Russian to school pupils and adult students for more than twenty years, Daphne West is the author of six publications on the Russian language. Formerly Head of Modern Languages and a Chief Examiner at A-level, she is now Headmistress of the Maynard School in Exeter (where she still teaches Russian); in 1993 she was awarded the Pushkin Medal by the Pushkin Institute, Moscow, for contributions to the teaching of Russian.
Table of Contents
01 the Cyrillic alphabet / 02 stress and spelling rules / 03 gender of nouns / 04 nominative singular / 05 nominative plural / 06 nominative plural irregular / 07 accusative singular / 08 accusative plural / 09 accusative plural irregular / 10 genitive singular / 11 genitive plural / 12 genitive plural irregular / 13 dative singular / 14 dative plural / 15 instrumental singular / 16 Instrumental plural / 17 prepositional singular / 18 prepositional plual / 19 nouns: six-case summary / 20 the mst common kind of adjective - unstressed / 21 stressed adjectives and soft adjectives / 22 possessive adjectives / 23 more on possessives / 24 accusative singular (animate and inanimate) / 25 accusative plural (animate and inanimate) / 26 genitive singular / 27 genitive plural / 28 dative singular / 29 dative plural / 30 instrumental singular / 31 instrumental plural / 32 prepositional singular / 33 prepositional plural / 34 long and short forms / 35 long form comparative / 36 short form comparative / 37 constructions with the comparative / 38 superlative / 39 adverbs / 40 adverbs: comparative and superlative / 41 cardinal numbers (1) / 42 cardinal numbers (2) / 43 cardinal numbers (3) / 44 ordinal numerals / 45 telling the time / 46 dates / 47 prices, ages, weights and measurements / 48 personal pronouns (1) / 49 personal pronouns (2) / 50 possessive pronouns / 51 interrogative pronouns / 52 demonstrative pronouns / 53 determinative pronouns / 54 reflexive pronouns / 55 relative pronouns (1) / 56 relative pronouns (2) / 57 indefinite pronouns / 58 regular present tense (1) / 59 regular present tense (2) / 60 present tense: consonant change / 61 irregular present tense (1) / 62 irregular present tense (2) / 63 Verb endings: 'to be' and 'to have' / 64 reflexive verbs: present tense / 65 aspects: imperfective and perfective infinitives / 66 future tense (1) compound future / 67 future tense (2) simple future / 68 past tense (1): imperfective / 69 past tense (2): perfective / 70 verbs of motion / 71 prefixed verbs of motion / 72 conditions (1): open / 73 conditions (2): closed / 74 the imperative / 75 negatives (1) / 76 negatives (2) / 77 possibility, impossibility, necessity and infinitive / 78 indirect statement and question / 79 indirect commands, advice and wishes / 80 purpose / 81 impersonal constructions / 82 conjunctions / 83 prepositions: place and direction (1) / 84 prepositions: place and direction (2) / 85 prepositions: place and direction (3) / 86 time - seconds to days / 87 time - weeks, months, years / 88 time - miscellaneous / 89 miscellaneous prepositions / 90 verbs followed by prepositions / 91 taking it further / 92 key to exercises / 93 glossary of grammatical terms
Teach Yourself Russian Grammar by Daphne West
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