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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Blackwell Reference Grammars) [Paperback]

Terence Wade
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18 May 2000 0631207570 978-0631207573 2nd Revised Edition
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
  • Provides full coverage of new post–Soviet vocabulary


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  • Paperback: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Revised Edition edition (18 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631207570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631207573
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 3.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 510,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"With the additions of a helpful glossary and of a major section on word formation in the Russian noun, Terence Wade′s Comprehensive Russian Grammar, already the best reference book of its kind, has, in its second edition, become even more useful for students of Russian." Barry P. Scherr, Professor of Russian, Dartmouth College


"Students (and other readers) will now have quick and easy access to some of the finer (and very tricky) points of Russian language, in addition to very solid and thorough materials which already make up the Grammar." Margaret Tejerizo, Lecturer in Russian Language and Literature, University of Glasgow

Reviews of the First Edition:

"The coverage and fresh, interesting examples make Wade′s grammar attractive . . . It will certainly be a standard reference work over the next fifty years." The Slavonic Review

"The most complete, accurate and authoritative English–language refernece grammar of Russian ever published." Choice

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Praise for the previous edition: "With the additions of a helpful glossary and of a major section on word formation in the Russian noun, Terence Wade′s Comprehensive Russian Grammar , already the best reference book of its kind, has, in its second edition, become even more useful for students of Russian." – Barry P. Scherr , Professor of Russian, Dartmouth College "The coverage and fresh, interesting examples make Wade′s grammar attractive . . . It will certainly be a standard reference work over the next fifty years." – The Slavonic Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for serious students 5 Oct 2005
Format:Paperback
If you're serious about studying Russian and progressing to an advanced level, this is an essential and invaluable grammar. Designed primarily for degree-level Russian, 'A Comprehensive Russian Grammar', like the other books in the series, covers almost every grammar rule, intricacy and exception, using numerous examples (many taken from contemporary and literary sources) and clear outlines. As a reference, it is a powerful tool for achieving an accuracy that other grammars lack.
Whilst not for the faint-hearted or beginner, Wade deals with a number of minor grammar points that other grammars overlook. If you're serious about Russian, and eager to get the grammar absolutely right, this is for you. The benchmark for modern language reference grammars
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for anyone using Russian 20 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
At the time of publication, this had been the first in-depth study of the Russian language for English speakers to appear in decades. Despite Offord having since written two excellent works (Using Russian, and An Advanced Grammar Course - also essential), I still rate this the most important grammar for anyone serious in learning the language.
The layout is extremely user-friendly, and whilst not aimed at beginners, the explanations are very clear. A major distinction from previous Russian grammars is a more widespread use of examples from modern sources (newspapers, TV etc) rather than solely classic literature.
Particularly impressive is the treatment of prepositions, which are categorised by basic meaning (eg spatial, temporal etc), rather than case government. In addition, few other grammars have given sufficient space to the treatment of particles, which, for English speakers is probably the most difficult aspect of Russian to master.
Overall, for what has seemingly become the template for most Slavonic Grammars that have since been published, this book is essential.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No stone left unturned - thoroughly comprehensive 11 July 2008
By R. WEST-SOLEY TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This must be the most accessible and comprehensive of any Russian grammar on the market, still the standard work amongst a clutch of more recently published simplified, 'easy learner' grammars. No stone is left unturned in the language, and the helpfully numbered sections of clear, straightforward explanations and solid examples (many taken from Russian literature) are supported by reams of footnotes and the grammatical exceptions and oddities any serious student will relish. The language of each explanation is practical and not cluttered, and each point is easy to understand in its own right, as well as placed nicely into the context of the wider unit it sits in.

It is a grammar that serves equally well as a course companion or a 'dip-in' reference book. For teachers, the numbering will no doubt prove useful for setting independent study / homework lists. The indexed companion workbook which is available is excellent for giving you a structured roadmap to make your way through the grammar. The companion workbook can be found here: A Russian Grammar Workbook (Blackwell Reference Grammars)

Wholeheartedly recommended for any serious student of Russian or comparative grammar.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expect nothing less from this author than great. 30 April 2007
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This book is, of course, the best around for those learning Russian. It has clear explanations of ALL of the grammer bits and pieces, and uses very good examples; it gives abnormalities also.

I have been learning Russian now for 6 years, and I hope to study it at University in 2008, and I know that this book will be a bible to me in the coming years.

My only problem is that this book is aimed at university students, and so it can sometimes take a while to understand exactly what is being said, however that is the problem with buying books aimed at people above your ability. Although, this book has already been a lifesaver for me in many situations in my IB Russian.

Along with the Russian Grammar Workbook (by the same author), one can find it easy (or should I say less difficult) to pick up the different grammar rules.

My teachers also use this, as a reference book for their use, but mainly as a teaching aid; they seem to swear by this book, recomending that my fellow higher students purchace this book on starting the course.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Russian Grammar 27 Jan 2011
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I've been learning Russian slowly for about 7 years and this book is exactly what I need. It is not just an extremely useful reference book, but it is also very readable in its own right. The examples from modern Russian usage are really helpful. The glossary explains terms such as 'gerund' so that the non-specialist learner can understand. Everything is explained clearly and though much of the content is for advanced students of the language, I wish I had bought it at the beginning of my studies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great 21 Jan 2014
By D32
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book which I need to refer to for more complex, technical and academic statements in contemporary russian.
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4.0 out of 5 stars russian grammar 15 Jan 2014
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this was a xmas gift and they were pleased with it....what more can I say they were pleased with it
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant grammar and a most useful reference work
Terry Wade was a first class linguist and was on the same Joint Services Russian course that I attended. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lucien Marr
4.0 out of 5 stars The best Russian grammar book
There are not many Russian grammar books with explanations in English. This book is as good as it gets. Unfortunately Terrance does not seem to be much of a fan of tables.
Published 7 months ago by Eva
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive is right
This is an excellent and truly comprehensive guide. It's well laid out and abounding in well chosen examples of phrases which quickly convey the nuance of the various meanings.
Published 12 months ago by robh
1.0 out of 5 stars No good as a Kindle, stick to paper
Where Cyrylic letters are accented the type face is reduced to miniscule and / or split between lines. It is totally unusable.
Published 12 months ago by Essex Lass
3.0 out of 5 stars As its title says: comprehensive.
As a relative beginner in Russian, the book is hard work. I think that once I am able to hold basic conversations the book will become invaluable in helping me to progress further.
Published 15 months ago by David Crosssley
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Russian grammar book in English
Quite simply, this is the most definitive, comprehensive Russian grammar book for the English-speaking reader. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Xenophon
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
Very comprehensive and well structured. Perhaps more relevant examples would be better than very obscure ones. Currently studying Russian at university and found it very helpful
Published 24 months ago by Pen Name
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