Basic Russian: A Grammar and Workbook

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 256 pages
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Designed for students with a basic knowledge of Russian, this book provides an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.
Across more than forty grammar topics it introduces the student to Russian people and culture through the medium of the language used today, covering the core material which the student would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Russian.
Complete with a full key to exercises and glossary, Basic Russian is a user-friendly reference grammar suitable for both independent study and class use.
 

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Contents

Talking about people and things
1
Saying who does or did what
34
Describing people and objects
58
Talking with and about people
87
Saying how many
135
Making plans
162
KEY TO EXERCISES
200
DECLENSION OF NOUNS
226
DECLENSION OF PRONOUNS
231
CONJUGATION OF SOME COMMON VERBS
233
NUMERALS
239
SPELLING RULES
240
GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS
242
GLOSSARY OF PROPER NAMES
245
VOCABULARY
248
Copyright

DECLENSION OF ADJECTIVES
230

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About the author (2012)

John Murray trained as a doctor and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a teaching-writing fellow. "The Hill Station" won the Prairie Lights Short Fiction Award, and the title story was selected by Joyce Carol Oates for the Best New American Voices 2002 fiction anthology. John Murray currently lives in Iowa.

Smyth is Lecturer in Russian at Trinity College.

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