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A comprehensive Russian grammar

Author: Terence Wade; David Gillespie
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Series: Blackwell reference grammars.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Wade; David Gillespie
ISBN: 9781405136396 1405136391
OCLC Number: 633146402
Description: xxxii, 596 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface. --
Preface to the Second Edition. --
Preface to the Third Edition. --
Acknowledgements. --
Acknowledgements to the Second Edition. --
Abbreviations. --
1. Introduction. --
Pronunciation. --
Orthography. --
Division of Words. --
Punctuation. --
2. The Noun. --
Word Formation. --
Gender. --
Declension. --
Case Usage. --
Diminutive and Augmentative Nouns. --
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. --
Conjugation. --
Aspect. --
Reflexive Verbs. --
Impersonal Constructions. --
The Passive Voice. --
The Conditional and Subjunctive Moods. --
Constructions Expressing Obligation, Necessity, Possibility or Potential. --
Verbs of Motion. --
Participles. Note continued: Gerunds. --
7. The Adverb. --
8. 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. --
9. The Conjunction. --
Co-ordinating Conjunctions. --
Subordinating Conjunctions. --
10. The Particle. --
11. Word Order. --
Glossary. --
Bibliography. --
Subject Index.
Series Title: Blackwell reference grammars.
Responsibility: Terence Wade ; revised and updated by David Gillespie.

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