A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-27
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The third edition of Terence Wade’s A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, newly updated and revised, offers the definitive guide to current Russian usage.

-Provides the most complete, accurate and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian available on the market

-Includes up to date material from a wide range of literary and non literary sources, including Russian government websites

-Features a comprehensive approach to grammar exposition

-Retains the accessible yet comprehensive coverage of the previous edition while adding updated examples and illustrations, as well as insights into several new developments in Russian language usage since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991

"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

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

Author Biography

Terence Wade (1930–2005) was Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He wrote 12 books, including Prepositions in Modern Russian (1985), Russian Etymological Dictionary (1996), The Russian Language Today (with Larissa Ryazanova-Clarke, 1999), and A Russian Grammar Workbook (Wiley-Blackwell, 1996).

David Gillespie is Professor of Russian at the University of Bath, UK, where he has taught Russian language and culture since 1985. Gillespie has published 8 books and more than 50 papers on modern Russian literature and film.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements to the Second Edition
Division of Words
The Noun
Word Formation
Case Usage
Diminutive and Augmentative Nouns
The Pronoun
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
The Numeral
Cardinal, Collective and Indefinite Numerals
Ordinal Numerals
Special Functions of Numerals
The Verb
Reflexive Verbs
Impersonal Constructions
The Passive Voice
The Conditional and Subjunctive Moods
Constructions Expressing Obligation, Necessity, Possibility or Potential
Verbs of Motion
The Adverb
The Preposition
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
The Conjunction
Co-ordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
The Particle
Word Order
Subject Index
Word Index
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Great reference! July 9, 2011
This textbook contains more information about Russian grammar than any other reference book I've come across. Clear definitions and usages for every conceivable part of Russian speech and writing. This is the best guide I've found so far, and I still haven't found anything else to replace it. Thank you for the quick turnaround time with delivery! This was a great transaction and if I need any more textbooks, I will definitely be a return customer. Thank you again!
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