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By Terence Wade

The 3rd version of Terence Wade’s A finished Russian Grammar, newly up to date and revised, deals the definitive consultant to present Russian utilization. offers the main whole, actual and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian on hand at the marketIncludes updated fabric from a variety of literary and non-literary assets, together with Russian govt websitesFeatures a entire method of grammar expositionRetains the obtainable but finished assurance of the former variation whereas including up-to-date examples and illustrations, in addition to insights into numerous new advancements in Russian language utilization because the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991

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Ii) Capitals are also used for religious festivals: П сха ‘Easter’, Рождеств ‘Christmas’, holders of exalted ecclesiastical offices: Свят йший Патри рх Моск вский и все Рус ‘His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia’, П па Р мский ‘The Pope’, and sacred texts: Б блия ‘the Bible’, Кор н ‘the Koran’, Tópa ‘the Torah’, Талм д ‘the Talmud’, В ды ‘the Vedas’. g. п спорт. (2) Russian distinguishes ‘open’ syllables, which end in a vowel (го-ло-в ) from ‘closed’ syllables, which end in a consonant (нос).

Orthography 16 Spelling rules Spelling rule 1 ы is replaced by и, я by а and ю by у after ж, ч, ш, щ and г, к, х: ног , ‘leg’, gen. sing. ног молч ть, ‘to be silent’, first-person sing. молч , third-person pl. молч т Note Exceptions are found in some non-Russian words and names: брош ра ‘brochure’, Кызылк м ‘Kyzylkum Desert’, К хта ‘Kyakhta’. Spelling rule 2 о is replaced by е in unstressed position after ж, ч, ш, щ, ц: н мец ‘German’, instr. sing. н мцем, gen. pl. н мцев Spelling rule 3 Initial и is replaced by ы following a prefix ending in a consonant: impf.

G. се-стр , сес-тр or сест-р . Punctuation 20 Introductory comments Rules of punctuation are, in general, more rigorously applied in Russian than in English. Differences of usage between the two languages relate in particular to the comma (especially in separating principal from subordinate clauses), the dash and the punctuation of direct speech. 21 The full stop, exclamation mark and question mark Usage of the full stop, exclamation mark and question mark is comparable in the two languages: Л ди щут сч стья в любв .

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