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Different 'number' in verb of relative clause using который

This is in regards to Nicholas J. Brown's New Penguin book, page 336. There, the author offers 3 alternatives, mainly the first 2 to show the difference between который and long-form past passive ...
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Sentence written w/ and w/o participles - passive vs active voice

In Nicholas J. Brown's book, exercise 27/4 has a sentence, roughly expressing the same idea (with and without Past Passive Participles [short,perfective,transitive]) and the question and answer are in ...
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Difference between present and past adverbial imperfective participles

I am wondering whether there is any difference between the present and past adverbial imperfective participles. Читая книгу, я устал. Читав книгу, я устал. Both of these mean “while reading ...
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Which part of speech? ударяв, ударявши

Question 1: Forms like these (Verbal Adverb) "ударяв, ударявши" are often listed for verbs on викисловарь but i've never seen them in a grammar book. For example, разделяв, разделявши делав, делавши ...
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How to tell a participle from an adjective?

What's the right way to tell a present passive participle from an adjective? I guess if the agent is mentioned (like in "Изменяемый мною проект"), then it's for sure a participle. But what about such ...
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Usage of participle and contemporary actions

In this sentence: "Женщина, читающая книгу, жила в Москве", could you please tell me which is the correct interpretation? "the woman, that is now reading a book (I see her right now doing it), used ...
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Use of participles in apposition with nouns

I saw this use of the participle стоящий in the following passage and wondered it if common or even correct, since it so closely follows English syntax and somehow doesn't "feel" Russian to me for ...
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How to properly translate “Passing Yachtsmen?”

I came across the phrase, "Passing yachtsmen raised the alarm after spotting him..." Could I say the following using the verb плавать with the prefix про to indicate passing in order to bypass using ...
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Participles and transgressives in spoken language

So, I have read in a grammar book that the participles and transgressives in russian are used mainly in the written language and normally not used in conversation. Is this true? Are they used in ...
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Reverse procedure : how to get infinitive when only short passive participle is available

Is it possible to get infinitive when only short passive participle is available? If not (which is what I suppose), then how can I minimize the usage of a dictionary in order to get the infinitive? ...
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How can I learn how to form the corresponding participles such as hidden, fallen, laden, etc

I acknowledge that sometimes there is a different way to say things in Russian, but I've seen the following, and do not know where to begin to know how it is derived: "У неё было спрятано шесть ...
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Participles: взорваться

Поиски осколков метеорита, взорвавшегося над территорией Челябинской области What is the name of the participle for the word "взорвавшегося"? Why isn't it shown here: взорваться — Викисловарь