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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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How the grammar works: how different forms of the same word can be used, what they mean, how they are composed into phrases or sentences. Use this tag with or without a more precise one (check out "mo…
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All questions about translation of words, phrases, idioms or collocations from English to Russian. Read the FAQ section about translations; questions asking for translations are off-topic unless prior…
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Covers questions about the usage of a particular word or phrase in different situations and contexts.
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Questions about the meaning of words or phrases that you couldn't find in a dictionary.
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Questions about the difference in meaning or usage between two or more words.
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Questions about the meaning, the origin, and the usage of multi-word expressions with more or less idiomatic or metaphorical meaning.
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The history and the origin of words and phrases.
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Questions about verbs, both finite and non-finite forms such as infinitives, gerunds, participles. The tag covers formation, derivation, functions, usage and meaning of verbs.
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Covers questions about different cases. Case is a morphological category of nouns and adjectives that signals their relation to other words in a sentence.
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Questions about the pronunciation of words, as they are uttered by both native and non-native speakers.
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Topics related to finding a word or a phrase that fits a meaning. Describe the intended meaning, connotation, and/or context in as much detail as you can.
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referring to the way the symbols in a sentence indicate the structure and organization of written language, as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud.
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Sets of words or words with specialized meanings that have to be learned.
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Now covers questions about the usage of the Russian language in other countries.
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Questions about adjectives, their short and full forms, derivation, spelling, meaning and usage.
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Questions about parts of speech that may introduce verb complements and adverbial modifiers, for example, "на" in "я полагаюсь на тебя", or "в" in "я гуляю в лесу".
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Questions about the declension of nouns ans well as adjectives, numerals and participles, for example, "What ending should I use for this noun?" or "What form of adjective should be used in the contex…
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Questions on the history of the Russian language, its origin and changes it underwent through the centuries.
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Questions about the spelling of words. The spelling is the process of writing or naming the letters of a word.
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Questions concerning nouns, their form, spelling, functions, derivation, meaning and so on.
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Covers questions about numerals. Numerals are a class of words (a part of speech) that denote quantity or number like "три" or "трое". Words that denote order ("первый", "второй", "третий" и т.д.) beh…
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Questions about special language used by a particular group as well as about an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed of invented words, changed words, and exaggerated or humorous figures of speech…
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Questions which a dictionary cannot answer about set phrases with unusual meanings that can't be properly understood just from the separate words in them.
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Questions about group of words used together to express a single idea and/or having a single meaning.
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The correct way of spelling a word according to the standard in a given language.
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The study of the structure and formation of words and their component parts, "morphemes".
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Questions related to the correct name selection as well as about name spelling.
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Questions regarding the meaning, usage, formation and translation of aspectual forms of Russian verbs.
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Questions about transliteration, or converting a text from one writing system to another without translation. Example: "Надя" - "Nadya", "провокация" - "provokatsiya".
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Questions about different words having the same or similar meaning.
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a part of speech that modifies verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Examples: "очень" (very), "быстро" (fast), "нарочно" (on purpose), "бегом" (running).
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For questions about grammatical gender of Russian nouns or general questions about gendered words in Russian, including appropriate translation equivalents of foreign words from languages that don't h…
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Questions about pronouns of all kinds: personal pronouns (me), indefinite pronouns (some), relative pronouns (which) and so on..