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2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar

ISBN 9780367210014
Published April 30, 2020 by Routledge
322 Pages

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Book Description

This fully revised second edition of Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar is a concise and contemporary reference grammar and workbook for intermediate-level students.

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. Now revised with more exercises and enhanced e-resources.

Suitable for intermediate-level students, Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar is an invaluable resource for both classroom and self-study.

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


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Tatiana Filosofova is a Senior Lecturer in Russian at the University of North Texas, USA. She teaches all core Russian language classes to undergraduate students at all levels and courses on Russian folklore and Russian culture. Her publications include a monograph on Russian folk poetry, a Russian textbook and more than 20 articles on both the methodology of teaching Russian and Russian folklore.