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Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar

1st Edition

By Tatiana Filosofova, Marion Sporing


288 pages

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Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar is a concise and contemporary combined reference grammar and workbook for intermediate-level students, and is ideal for use both in the classroom and for self-study.

The book contains clear explanations of the core areas of Russian grammar. Each point is illustrated with examples of contemporary language usage showing you how grammar works in practice while at the same time enhancing your vocabulary and cultural knowledge. Every chapter ends with a variety of exercises to test your progress and consolidate your understanding.

Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar features:

  • Tables to help you absorb more easily specific rules of grammar.

  • Level indicators so you can tailor learning to suit your ability and progress with confidence.

  • In-text icons that identify difficult points of grammar for you so you know where you need to focus that little bit harder

  • A glossary to aid your understanding of complex grammatical terms.

  • Exercises at the ends of chapters so you can test your comprehension

  • Answers to Exercises so you can check your own work.

    With free access to online, interactive exercises with audio that give you practice listening and pronouncing Russian, Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar is one of the most comprehensive resources for Russian grammar available.
  • Reviews

    'Da! is a unique book: this reference grammar with exercises presents aspects of Russian grammar in new and very interesting ways. It should be consulted by the serious student of the language.'
    Dr. Stefan Pugh, Chair, Modern Languages, Wright State University, USA

    Table of Contents

    How to use this book
    Glossary of grammatical terms
    1 Introduction
    2 Nouns: animate and inanimate nouns, and gender
    3 Nouns: number
    4 Nouns: the concept of cases and the principle of noun declension
    5 Nouns: nominative case
    6 Nouns: accusative case
    7 Nouns: genitive case
    8 Nouns: dative case
    9 Nouns: instrumental case
    10 Nouns: prepositional case
    11 Adjectives
    12 Adjectives: comparative, superlative and short- and long-form adjectives
    13 Adverbs
    14 Pronouns
    15 Numbers
    16 Verbs
    17 Verbs: present tense
    18 Verbs: past tense
    19 Verbs: future tense
    20 Verbs: verbal aspect
    21 Verbs: transitive and intransitive verbs, active and passive voice
    22 Verbs: mood
    23 Reflexive verbs
    24 Verbs of motion: introduction; verbs of motion without prefixes
    25 Verbs of motion: verbs of motion with prefixes
    26 Participles
    27 Gerunds
    28 Prepositions
    29 Conjunctions and particles
    30 Impersonal sentences
    31 Essentials of syntax
    Key to exercises

    About the Authors

    Dr TATIANA FILOSOFOVA, Language Tutor in Russian, University of Glasgow, is a published journals author in Russian literature, folklore and poetry.

    MARION SPORING, Senior Lecturer in Applied Language Studies, Communication & Language Studies, School of Humanities, University of Dundee

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