A comprehensive Russian grammar by Terence Wade, David Gillespie

By Terence Wade, David Gillespie

The 3rd variation of Terence Wade’s A finished Russian Grammar, newly up-to-date and revised, deals the definitive advisor to present Russian utilization.

  • Provides the main entire, exact and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian to be had at the market
  • Includes updated fabric from a variety of literary and non-literary resources, together with Russian executive websites
  • Features a finished method of grammar exposition
  • Retains the available but finished assurance of the former variation whereas including up-to-date examples and illustrations, in addition to insights into a number of new advancements in Russian language utilization because the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991

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The dash The dash is extremely widespread in Russian. It not only has a number of specific uses of its own but in some contexts substitutes for other punctuation marks, in particular the comma, the colon and parentheses. (1) Specific uses of the dash. (i) It separates subject noun from predicate noun, replacing the verb ‘to be’: Мой от ц — преподав тель в за, а м ма — врач (Belyakova) My father is a college lecturer, and my mother is a doctor С мое глуб кое зеро м ра — то преснов дный крас вец Байк л (Vvedenskaya) The deepest lake in the world is the beautiful fresh-water Lake Baikal Note (a) The subject may sometimes be an infinitive: С мое тяжёлое при прощ нии — не огл дываться (Ogonek) The hardest thing on parting is not to look back (b) The dash is not normally used to replace the verb ‘to be’ when the subject is a pronoun: Он водол з ‘He is a diver’.

Is voiced as [dz] in such circumstances (От ц был д ма [v2Kqdz1bfl] ‘Father was in’) and ч as [dQ] (дочь был [dodQ1bp2la] ‘the daughter was’). g. твой [tvoj] ‘your’. 12–14 12 Pronunciation 13 The pronunciation of -xy- (1) -чн- is pronounced [ Rn] in certain words (кон чно [kv2HqRnm] ‘of course’, нар чно ‘on purpose’, оч чник ‘spectacle case’, пр чечная ‘laundry’, ск чно ‘boring’, я чница ‘fried eggs’), as well as in the patronymics Иль нична ‘Ilinichna’, С ввична ‘Savvichna’ and Ник тична ‘Nikitichna’.

Is voiced as [dz] in such circumstances (От ц был д ма [v2Kqdz1bfl] ‘Father was in’) and ч as [dQ] (дочь был [dodQ1bp2la] ‘the daughter was’). g. твой [tvoj] ‘your’. 12–14 12 Pronunciation 13 The pronunciation of -xy- (1) -чн- is pronounced [ Rn] in certain words (кон чно [kv2HqRnm] ‘of course’, нар чно ‘on purpose’, оч чник ‘spectacle case’, пр чечная ‘laundry’, ск чно ‘boring’, я чница ‘fried eggs’), as well as in the patronymics Иль нична ‘Ilinichna’, С ввична ‘Savvichna’ and Ник тична ‘Nikitichna’.

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