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I need your help with this. I know how to conjugate the adjectives but I am in desperate need for some kind of reference where I can see how and read about how the noun is adapated with an appropriate ending in combination with the adjective (in G., D., I. and L. classes). Right now I have pieces of fragments and it makes me somewhat frustrated. I would highly appreciate any references.

  • That's a non-issue. A noun always declines the same way, adjective or no adjective. Adjectives adapt to nouns (in gender, number, and animacy), not the other way round. – Nikolay Ershov Oct 14 '15 at 14:27
  • As I have understood it the noun changes depending on if it is in N, G., D., I. or L. class --> (дом/дома/дому/дом/домом/домe) – Ana Oct 14 '15 at 14:36
  • Yes, that's what declension is all about (they're called "cases" and not "classes"; a "noun class" is something else, a more general term for gender that includes similar categories in languages that don't base it around masculine/feminine/neuter). You just have to learn noun declension the same way you've learned adjective declension; whether there's an adjective accompanying the noun is, like I said, not part of the equation. – Nikolay Ershov Oct 14 '15 at 14:46
  • I found this article quite comprehensive: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_declension – Victor Bazarov Oct 14 '15 at 15:45
  • @Joshualotz That's from the MTC TALL Language guide. – Gerrit Sep 17 '17 at 4:17
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Hopefully this chart is not too overwhelming, but if you just focus on the Adjectives and Nouns columns, it should be fairly simple. You have to learn the noun declensions, just like the adjective declensions. The Spelling Rules and Hard/Soft Indicators will help you to know exactly how to spell the endings.

Grammar chart 1a

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  • Great chart. What is the source? – joshualotz Jan 8 '16 at 21:42
  • @joshualotz It's something I made a long time ago. – reynoldsnlp Jan 10 '16 at 3:31
  • +1 for such dedication ))) – shabunc Sep 18 '17 at 12:57

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