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    A Comprehensive Russian Grammar by Terence Wade

    It's a long overdue book review, but I'll just write a few words about it.

    Simply put, this is one of the best, if not the best Russian grammar books that I have ever read. It goes beyond conventional grammar and explains a number of exceptions that simply do not conform to the general rules. It is divided mostly by part-of-speech (Verbs, nouns..etc.) and covers a wide array of topics. It draws examples from famous literary works and news articles. The language is clear, concise and straight to the point. I cannot stress how valuable this book has been for me. It is truly the Holy Grail for any Russian language student. Five hundred pages of pure grammar (I'm a grammar junkie) is what will raise your command of the language from good to excellent.

    I should point out, though, this book primarily targets intermediate and advanced students of the language. Also, this is a reference grammar book. Beginners might find it intimidating at first, but fear not! Once you have a solid grasp of the basic grammar, this book will help you expand on them. In addition, it does explain the basics, but in a far more detailed manner, so there is some review there if you're quite unsure about the basic rules you've learned.

    But honestly, though, I cannot stress how important this book is. Even if you have a Ph.D. in Russian (I don't have one, unfortunately), it's still a valuable asset. It costed around 60 CAD, but it was worth every penny I spent.

    Here is the link to the book on Amazon if you're interested: http://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Rus ... 0631207570

    I will write more book reviews, but right now, check this book out. You'll love it. (I can't believe I haven't written a review on it until now!)
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    У меня то же мнение об этой книге, как и Язид! На этом форуме я часто процитировал отрывки из этого великолепного учебника. Но он не назначена начинающимся а тем, кто уже изучает русский язык 2-3 года или более!!

    PS. Книга включает указатели английских слов и грамматических идей, и русских слов.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    У меня то же мнение об этой книге, как и Язид! На этом форуме я часто процитировал отрывки из этого великолепного учебника. Но он не назначена начинающимся а тем, кто уже изучает русский язык 2-3 года или более!!

    PS. Книга включает указатели английских слов и грамматических идей, и русских слов.
    У меня то же самое (такое же) мнение об этой книге, как и у Язида! ...
    цитировал ... . предназначен не для начинающих, а для тех, кто ... .
    В книге приводятся словари-указатели: английский и русский, а также указатель по грамматике.
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    I just want to add, that Yazeed's Russian is VERY good. Almost of a native speaker's level. So apparently, the book helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    I just want to add, that Yazeed's Russian is VERY good. Almost of a native speaker's level. So apparently, the book helps.
    For balance, I should point out that I also have this book, but my Russian is still crap.

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    gRomoZeka wrote:
    I just want to add_ that Yazeed's Russian is VERY good. Almost at the level of a native speaker. So, apparently, the book helps.

    _Please_ correct my mistakes._

    (The nonworking tags in your sig have been driving me crazy for weeks!!!)

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    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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