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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar

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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar provides a definitive guide to current Russian usage, taking many of its examples from the press and contemporary literary sources.
The most complete, accurate, and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian available Contains revised sections on phonology and animacy / inanimacy Includes a new section on word formation
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Paperback, 632 pages
Published August 3rd 2000 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published 1992)
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Mike
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you need a very detailed, comprehensive, grammar of Russian—either for reference purposes for a scholar or for the advanced student of the language—this is your book. The Russians, mainly under the Soviets, did a stellar job of making Russian a uniform national language over a vast geographic land area and numerous (mainly eastern Russian/Siberian) cultures for which Russian was really a second language. When you consider how many dialects of Chinese exist or how varied Spanish is, or even ...more
Karen
Aug 11, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I have to make myself read this before I forget all my Russian. So far, I like the sections on capitalization and punctuation...kind of like a Russian Chicago Manual of Style. Now there's a happy thought!
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This is an amazing book!
Bria
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Comprehensive is pretty accurate - so thorough. As long as I memorize and internalize every last rule and exception, I will always know how and why all words and sentences are formed.
Elsie Doublé
Apr 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Overall an informative and thorough tool for the Russophile. The main criticism I have to offer is that the explanations can complicate concepts that really aren't that complicated.
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