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Edwina J. Cruise

English Grammar for Students of Russian:
The Study Guide for Those Learning Russian

2nd ed.
ISBN: 978-0-934034-21-0
Pp. 192
$19.95

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Need help learning Russian grammar?

Supplement your textbook with English Grammar for Students of Russian— learn the English grammatical terms your Russian textbook assumes you know.

You will learn: see the English Grammar for Students of Russian Table of Contents

Parts of speech — how to identify English and Russian nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions . . .

Question: Why learn English and Russian parts of speech?

Answer to Why learn parts of speech?

So you'll choose the correct Russian equivalent
of an English word.

Example: play is играть if it’s a verb, but игра if it’s a noun.

Functions of words — how to identify English and Russian subjects, direct and indirect objects . . .

Question: Why learn the functions of English and Russian words?

Answer to Why learn the functions of words?

So you'll choose the correct Russian equivalent
of an English word.

Example: her is её if it’s a direct object, but ей if it’s an indirect object.

Grammatical terms — explanation of English and Russian conjugation, case, declension, agreement . . .

Question: Why learn Russian grammatical terms?

Answer to Why learn grammatical terms?

So you’ll know which grammatical rules
to apply in Russian.

Example: "agreement" explains why this is этот when it points to a table, but эта when it points to a book.

Step-by-step analysis of examples — how to get from an English structure
to an equivalent Russian structure, see Chapter 16 of the O&H Russian Study Guide

Question: Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?

Answer to Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?

So you’ll know how to get from an English structure
to a Russian structure.

Example: I know the boy you wrote to.
Я знаю мальчика, которому ты писала.
(word-for-word: I know boy to whom you wrote)