From the Back Cover
Now updated and revised, the second edition of A Russian Grammar Workbook is an essential tool for serious students of the Russian language. Designed for use as a companion volume to the highly acclaimed A Comprehensive Russian Grammar or as an independent resource, the workbook features detailed coverage of all aspects of Russian grammar.
In this new edition, Russian language specialist David Gillespie further refines and updates Terence Wade s original work by reflecting changes in Russian lexis and grammar over recent years. Activities in the text range from substitution drills and multiple choice questions, to translation exercises and a grammar quiz, with all–important grammatical points illustrated and explored in depth. The structure of the book is directly linked to the Grammar, a transparent arrangement that allows ease of referencing back and forth between the two books. It also features a key for students working independently and helpful suggestions for ways to follow up particularly complex issues in greater detail. The Workbook provides a rigorous and hands–on guide to Russian grammar for students who are intent on mastering the nuance and complexities of this language.
About the Author
Terence Wade (1930 2005) was Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He wrote 12 books, including Prepositions in Modern Russian (1985), Russian Etymological Dictionary (1996), The Russian Language Today (with Larissa Ryazanova–Clarke, 1999), and A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, third edition (revised by David Gillespie, Wiley–Blackwell, 2010).
David Gillespie is Professor of Russian at the University of Bath, UK, where he has taught Russian language and culture since 1985. He is the author of 8 books and more than 50 papers on modern Russian literature and film.