A Self-Study Russian Grammar That Helps You Come Prepared To Class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English to a Russian sentence structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules and not the exceptions. Covers the Russian grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn common Russian verbs and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

In each bite-sized lesson, author Edwina J. Cruise explains one grammar rule and illustrates it with English and Russian examples.

Explained in English

To help you learn Russian grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.

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Table of Contents
Find the grammatical term you are looking for in our detailed table of contents
Sample Chapter
Learn "What are Direct Object Pronouns?" and how they work in English and Russian

Book Reviews

Slavic and East European Journal
“Cruise’s book is one of the most welcome new publications to reach our field. It services its intended purpose and is appreciated by students. The clear format and typesetting enhance its content.”
Amazon Review
“This is one of the most useful books for the teaching and studying of elementary Russian language. So many students today have no grounding in English grammar and, because Russian is an inflected language (noun cases, little word order), it is crucial that the terms of grammar and the patterns of English be understood before and while a student learns the declensions and grammatical necessities of Russian. Great book!”
Amazon Review
“This book helps you understand Russian grammar by first explaining how the same concepts work in English grammar. It's written in a very easy, basic way. Not overly technical. I'm so glad I got this book! I'd still be stuck without it.”

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What Is Meant by Gender and Number?

Learn terms used in English and Russian grammar such as gender and number —they play a minor role in English, but an important role in Russian.

Step-By-Step Russian Sentence Structure

Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Russian sentence structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way.

What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?

Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and Russian nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This will help you choose the correct Russian equivalent to the English word.

What are subjects and objects?

Learn to identify the function of words used in English and Russian grammar so you can choose the correct Russian equivalent to the English word.

Learn what are English and Russian subjects, Russian direct and indirect objects.

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