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The difficulty of the Russian language with its complex inflectional system for nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, its verb structure that is radically different from that of any Western language, and its apparently irrational stress accent, makes it desirable to give the student a reference grammar which will give him some idea of how each new word performs. Francis Whitfield’s monograph is precisely such a reference grammar. The book explains in detail the inflection and accentuation of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, numerals, and verbs; includes a concise but valuable appendix on the use of cases, moods, and tenses; and provides a complete index of words discussed in the main body of the text. Special attention has been paid to the difficulties of English-speaking students in the treatment of the use of the aspects of the Russian verb. The comprehensive word lists under the various inflection and accent classes have been based on data gathered from the four-volume Soviet dictionary edited by Usakov. All students and teachers of the Russian language will find this handbook, which is the only work of its kind published in this country, essential for supplementary reference.