|Russian grammar - Adjectives|
|Endings of Russian Feminine Nouns||Окончания русских существительных женского рода|
|Endings of Russian Masculine Nouns||Окончания русских существительных мужского рода|
|Endings of Russian Neuter Nouns||Окончания русских существительных среднего рода|
|Functions of Russian Cases||Значения русских падежей|
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It is the case of a noun but not its position (as in English) indicates its function in a sentence.
Russian nouns decline. They inflect (change their form): the different endings are added to the steam of the word to indicate its function in a sentence. Sometimes even the root of the word may alter as well. Russian adjectives, pronouns and numerals decline too. Their endings change according to (they agree with) the gender and the case of the modifided nouns.
The case of a noun is often associated with the preposition and/or the verb that stands in front of it.
An adjective is one of the parts of speech in Russian language. It denotes an attribute of an object and answers the question "what (kind of)", "whose". An adjective can be:
- of the masculine, feminine or neuter gender
- in the singular and the plural (it changes the ending in the plural)
- in one of the 6 cases
- in a short form
- animate and inanimate
- qualitative, relative and possessive
- proper and common in Russian language
The Russian adjective is most often a definition in a sentence, but it can be a predicate and a subject.