A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar is the definitive guide to Russian usage and the standard reference work for students and professionals alike. Now in its fourth edition, it has been updated throughout by Russian language expert David Gillespie. His revisions reflect the grammatical and lexical changes in the digital age, and the new market-oriented economy of capitalist Russia, as well as the introduction of new accessible usage examples from Russian websites, social media, and post-Soviet literature.

This revised edition solidifies the position of A Comprehensive Russian Grammar as the premier text for Russian language reference across the English-speaking world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Hoboken, United States
  • English, Russian
  • 4th Edition
  • 1119520290
  • 9781119520290
  • 1,458,149

Table of contents




Division of Words


The Noun

Word formation



Case Usage

Diminutive and Augmentative Nouns

The Pronoun

The Adjective

The Long Form of the Adjective

The Short Form of the Adjective

The Comparative Degree of the Adjective

The Superlative Degree of the Adjective

The Numeral

Cardinal, Collective and Indefinite Numerals

Ordinal Numerals

Special Functions of Numerals

The Verb



Reflexive Verbs

Impersonal Constructions

The Passive Voice

The Conditional and Subjunctive Moods

Constructions Expressing Obligation, Necessity, Possibility or Potential

Verbs of Motion



The Adverb

The Preposition

Spatial Prepositions

Prepositions that Denote the Position of an Object in Relation to Another Object (Behind, in Front of, Below, on Top of etc.), or Movement to or from that Position

Prepositions that Denote Spatial Closeness to an Object, Movement Towards or Away from an Object, or Distance from an Object

Prepositions that Denote Along, Across, Through a Spatial Area

Prepositions that Denote Spatial Limit

Temporal Prepositions

The Use of Prepositions to Denote Action in Relation to Various Time Limits

Other Meanings

Other Important Meanings Expressed by Prepositions

The Conjunction

Co-ordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions

The Particle

Word Order



Subject Index

Word Index
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About Terence Wade

David Gillespie is Professor at Tomsk State University, Russia. He was Professor of Russian at the University of Bath, UK, where he taught Russian language and culture since 1985. He has published ten books, contributed seventeen chapters and has written more than 100 papers on modern Russian literature, culture and film.

Terence Wade (1930-2005) was Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He wrote numerous books on the Russian language, including Prepositions in Modern Russian (1985), Russian Etymological Dictionary (1996), The Russian Language Today (with Larissa Ryazanova-Clarke, 1999), and A Russian Grammar Workbook (Wiley Blackwell, 1996).

Svetlana Gural is Doctor of Education at Tomsk State University, Russia. She has edited numerous books including The Situational Context Effect in Non-Language-Majoring EFL Students' Meaning Comprehension (2015) and Consecutive Interpreting Training in Groups of Foreign Students (2015).

Marina Korneeva is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Tomsk State University, Russia. She is author of over a dozen peer-reviewed articles on discourse analysis referencing Russian language teaching and the forthcoming work, Methodology of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language through Discourse Analysis (2020).
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