Russian Grammar Workbook

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ISBN-13: 9781118273418

Edition: 2nd 2012

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Description: The second edition of A Russian Grammar Workbook provides a rigorous and hands–on approach to Russian grammar for students who are intent on mastering the nuance and complexities of this language.Revised and updated version of the popular and comprehensive workbook offering detailed coverage of all aspects of Russian grammarNew edition reflects changes in Russian lexis and grammar over the past few yearsFeatures over 230 sets of structured exercisesPacked with activities ranging from substitution drills and multiple choice questions, to grammatical quizzes and translation exercisesMay be used independently or in conjunction with Wade’s A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, 3rd edition; a transparent structure links directly to the Grammar for ease of reference between the two volumes

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List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
The Noun
First and second declensions [30-2, 34]
Soft-sign nouns [33]
Common gender [35]
Indeclinable nouns of foreign origin [36]
Differentiation of gender through suffi xes. Professions [43-4]
Animals [45]
Animacy [47]
Nouns which have a plural form only [49]
First declension: masculine nouns [50-2]
Partitive genitive in -?/-? [53]
Prepositional/locative singular in -�/-F [54]
Special masculine plural forms [55]
First declension: neuter nouns in -o [58]
First declension: nouns in -e, -??, -?, -?? [59]
Second declension: nouns in -?/-? [61]
Third declension: soft-sign feminine nouns [63]
Declension of neuter nouns in -?? [64]
Declension of nouns in -??/-?? [65]
?�?? and ?F?? [68]
Declension of fi rst names/surnames [69-70]
Apposition in the names of publications, towns etc. [72]
Agreement of ???, ??????????� etc. [75]
Case Usage
The nominative [77]
The accusative [79]
The genitive [80-2]
The partitive genitive [83-4]
Genitive and negative [86]
Genitive and accusative after negated verbs [87]
Verbs that take the genitive [88]
The dative as indirect object of a verb [89]
Verbs that take the dative [90]
Impersonal constructions using the dative [92]
The instrumental of function [94]
The instrumental in passive constructions [96]
Verbs that take the instrumental [99]
The instrumental of dimension [101]
The instrumental as predicate [102]
Nouns in apposition [103]
Revision exercises: case usage
The Pronoun
Personal pronouns [110]
The pronoun ? [113]
The pronouns ?? and ?? [115]
The third-person pronouns (??, ??�, ??�, ??D) [116]
The refl exive pronoun ???B [117]
The possessive pronouns ???, ????, ???, ??? [118]
The possessive pronouns ??�, ??, ?? [119]
The refl exive possessive pronoun ????, ???B, ????, ???D [120]
???, ???, ???�?, ???�???, ??? as interrogative pronouns [121-2]
???�???, ???, ??? and ??? as relative pronouns [123]
The demonstrative pronouns J??? and ??? [125-6]
??? and ?�??? [131]
????, ?�???, ??B???, ?�????, ???�? [132]
????� [134]
????� [135]
?????�? and ???�? [136]
The 'potential' negative pronouns ?�????, ?�???? [137]
Indefi nite pronouns with the particles -??, -?????? [138]
?�??????? [141]
Other parts of speech which can also function as pronouns [143]
The Adjective
The Long Form of the Adjective
'Mixed' declension [146]
Soft-ending adjectives [147]
Formation of adjectives from nouns: the suffi xes -?-, -??-and -o?-/-e?- [148]
Attributive use of the long adjective [155]
Use of the long adjective with predicative meaning [156]
Revision exercises: declension of adjectives
The Short Form of the Adjective
Endings of the short form of the adjective [159]
The mobile vowels -?-, -o- and -?- in the masculine short form [161]
Some special short forms [162]
Short forms: pairs of opposites [168]
Adjectives of dimension [169]
Delimitation of meaning by the oblique case of a noun or pronoun [170]
Delimitation of meaning by a prepositional phrase [171]
Revision exercises: short-form and long-form adjectives
The Comparative Degree of the Adjective
The attributive comparative with ?�??? [177]
One-word attributive comparatives [178]
Predicative comparative forms in -?? [179]
Comparative short forms in -e in predicative meaning [180-1]
Constructions with the comparative [182]
Other functions of the short-form comparative [184]
The Superlative Degree of the Adjective
The superlative degree with ?�??? [185]
?H???? and ?D???? [186]
The Numeral
Cardinal, Collective and Indefinite Numerals
The cardinal numeral [190]
Declension of cardinal numerals [191]
The numeral ??D?, ???�, ???�, ???D [193]
??????�/??????H, ???/???, ???, ???H??, �??/�?? [194]
Numerals five and above [195]
Agreement of oblique cases of numerals ??????�/??????H to 999 with oblique plural forms of nouns [196]
Declension of compound numerals [198]
Collective numerals [200]
Indefi nite numerals [201]
Agreement of the predicate with a subject that contains a numeral [202]
Ordinal Numerals
Formation of ordinal numerals. Usage [203-4]
Special Functions of Numerals
Telling the time [206]
Giving the date [207]
Numerals in compound nouns and adjectives [211]
The Verb
First-conjugation verbs with stems ending in a vowel [215]
First-conjugation verbs with consonant stems I [216]
First-conjugation verbs with consonant stems II: verbs in -??? with consonant mutation throughout conjugation [217]
First-conjugation verbs with consonant stems III: verbs in -??, -???/-???, -?? [218]
Present-future endings in the second conjugation [220-1]
Consonant change in the conjugation of second-conjugation verbs [222]
Revision exercises: conjugation of verbs
The verb 'to be' [226]
Formation of and stress in the imperative [227-8]
Revision exercise: imperative mood
Formation of the past tense [230-1]
The mobile vowel -o- in conjugation [234]
Introductory [235]. Formation of the perfective by prefi xation [239]. Submeanings of perfectives [242]
The formation of imperfectives from prefixed first-conjugation verbs [244]
Secondary imperfectives based on second-conjugation verbs [246]
Consonant mutation in secondary imperfectives based on second-conjugation verbs [247]
Secondary imperfectives based on monosyllabic verbs [248]
The differentiation of aspects by conjugation. Aspectival pairs with different roots. Verbs which are refl exive in the imperfective aspect only [250-2]
Compounds of -?????? [253]
Meanings of verbal prefixes [254]
The imperfective and perfective aspects [255]
Aspect in the present tense [256]
Aspect in the past tense [257]
Use of the imperfective past to denote an action and its reverse [259]
Use of the imperfective past to denote a forthcoming event [261]
Negated verbs in the past [262]
Aspect in the future [263]
The 'logical' future [264]
The future in reported speech [265]
Use of the future to express repeated actions [266]
Use of the imperative in the context of a single action [270]
Use of the imperative to exhort and invite [271]
Negative commands/warnings [273]
Aspect in the infi nitive. Introductory [276]
Use of the infi nitive to denote habitual actions [277]
Use of the imperfective infinitive after verbs of beginning, continuing and concluding [278]
Inadvisable and advisable actions [279]
A request to perform/not to perform an action [280]
Revision exercises: aspect
Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive verbs. The 'true' reflexive [284-5]
Intransitive refl exives [287]
Refl exive verbs with passive meaning [288]
Reciprocal meanings [289]
The Passive Voice
The passive voice [300-3]
The Conditional and Subjunctive Moods
The conditional mood [304-5]
Use of the subjunctive to express wish or desire [308]
The subjunctive of purposeful endeavour [309]
Purpose clauses [310]
The expression of hypothesis [311]
Concessive constructions [312]
Constructions Expressing Obligation, Necessity, Possibility or Potential
The expression of obligation and necessity [313]
The expression of possibility or potential [314]
Verbs of Motion
Unidirectional and multidirectional verbs of motion
Conjugation [315-16]
Imperatives and past tense of verbs of motion [317-18]
'To go': ???D/???D?? and �????/�????? [319]
Functions of unidirectional verbs of motion [320]
Unidirectional verbs in frequentative contexts [321]
Functions of multidirectional verbs of motion [322]
Use of the past tense of a multidirectional verb to denote a single return journey. Perfectives of unidirectional verbs [323/326]
The verbs ????D, ???D??; ????D, ???D??; ????D, ???D??. Translation of 'to drive' [324-5]
Perfectives of multidirectional verbs [329]
Compound verbs of motion [331]
Prefi xed verbs of motion [332/334]
Spelling rules in the formation of compound verbs of motion [333]
Use of the imperfective past of a compound verb of motion to denote an action and its reverse [335]
Figurative and idiomatic uses of compound verbs of motion [336]
Perfectives in c- based on multidirectional verbs [337]
Present active participle. Formation and stress [340-1]
The past active participle. Formation and stress [342-3]
The imperfective passive participle. Formation and stress [344-7]
Formation of the perfective passive participle from infinitives in -???/-??? [349]
Formation of the long-form (attributive) participle from verbs in -???/-??? [351]
Formation of the short-form participle from second-conjugation verbs in -???/-??? [352]
Consonant mutation in participles from second-conjugation infi nitives in -???/-??? [353]
Formation of the long-form (attributive) participle from second-conjugation verbs in -???/-??? [354]
Formation of perfective passive participles (short form) from verbs in -??, -??, -???, -??? [355]
Long-form participles from verbs in -??, -??, -???, -??? [356]
Perfective passive participles in -? [357]
The long form of participles in -? [358]
Functions of short-form participles [359]
Functions of long-form participles [360]
Agreement of long-form participle and noun [361]
Text on participles [339-66]
Formation of/stress in the imperfective gerund. Lack of an imperfective gerund [368-71]
Formation of the perfective gerund [372-6]
Functions of the gerunds [377]
Special features of constructions with gerunds [378]
The Adverb
Adverbs derived from adjectives/nouns [382-3]
Adverbs derived from pronouns [386]
Primary spatial adverbs [387]
Primary adverbs of time [388]
???, ??? ??, ??? ??? [389-90]
The temporal adverbs ?�???, ????� and ???�??? [391]
?�??, ?�??? [394]
Indefinite adverbs (adverbs in -?? and -??????) [395]
The negative adverbs ????�, ?????�, ?????�??, ??????�, ???�?, ????�???? [396]
The negative adverbs ?�???, ?�????, ?�?????, ?�??????, ?�????? [397]
Comparative adverbs [398]
The superlative adverb [400]
The Preposition
The prepositions ?/??/??? [402]
The mobile vowel -? [404]
Spatial Prepositions
? and ?? + prepositional/accusative, ??/? + genitive [408]
The use of ? and ?? with geographical terminology and the names of organizations, buildings and parts of buildings [409]
Nouns which may be used with ? and ??, but with different meanings [410]
Accusative of destination and genitive of withdrawal [411]
Uses of ?? when the dependent noun denotes an activity, event [412]
? and ??: extension of the spatial meanings [413]
Prepositions that Denote the Position of an Object in Relation to Another Object
?a + instrumental/accusative, ??-?? + genitive [414]
????? + instrumental, ??????D + genitive [416]
??? + instrumental/accusative, ??-??? + genitive [417]
??? + instrumental, ???�?? + genitive [418]
Prepositions that Denote Spatial Closeness to an Object, Movement Towards or Away from an Object
? + genitive, ? + dative, ?? + genitive [420]
Prepositions that Denote Along, Across, Through a Spatial Area
?? + dative; ?????, ???�?? + accusative; ???????, ??�?? + genitive [424]
Temporal Prepositions
Telling the time [426]
Days [427]
Parts of a day [428]
Weeks, months, years and centuries [429]
?? ??�??, ? ???�??? [430]
The Use of Prepositions to Denote Action in Relation to Various Time Limits
The use of ? + genitive, ?? + genitive to denote terminal points in time [434]
Use of ? + dative and ??? + accusative to denote temporal approach [435]
Use of ?/?? + accusative to denote the time taken to complete an action. Use of ? + accusative to denote the period during which an action occurs a stated number of times [436-7]
Use of prepositions to denote sequence in time (before, after etc.) [439]
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