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
- Nouns: animate and inanimate nouns and gender
- Nouns: number
- Nouns: the concept of cases and the principle of noun declension
- Nouns: nominative case
- Nouns: accusative case
- Nouns: genitive case
- Nouns: dative case
- Nouns: instrumental case
- Nouns: prepositional case
- Adjectives: comparative, superlative and short- and long-form adjectives
- Verbs: present tense
- Verbs: past tense
- Verbs: future tense
- Verbs: verbal aspect
- Verbs: transitive and intransitive verbs, active and passive voice
- Verbs: mood
- Reflexive verbs
- Verbs of motion: introduction; verbs of motion without prefixes
- Verbs of motion: verbs of motion with prefixes
- Conjunctions and particles
- Impersonal sentences
- Essentials of syntax
Key to exercises
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.