Добра форма

Добра форма (Dobra forma; Good Form) is a web-based overview of Ukrainian grammar with contextualized activities that enable students to internalize correct grammatical forms as they focus on the communication of meaning.

1.1 Gender of Nouns

In this module, you will become familiar with the common endings for masculine and feminine nouns, including Ukrainian names. You will also learn the Ukrainian equivalents for the pronouns “he,” “she” and “my” and how to use them in simple present-tense sentences about identity.

1.2 Gender of Nouns (Masculine and Feminine)

In this module, you will continue to practice recognizing the masculine and feminine gender of nouns, both animate and inanimate.  You will also learn how to use the masculine and feminine forms for the numeral “one,” the possessive pronouns “my” and “your,” and the question word “what kind/which”.

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1.3 Gender of Nouns (Neuter)

In this module, you will become familiar with the common endings for neuter nouns and learn to distinguish between feminine and neuter nouns that end with –я.  You will also learn the Ukrainian equivalent for pronoun “it,” as well as neuter forms of “one,” “my,” “your,” and “what kind/which.”

2.1 Regular Plural Nouns

In this module, you will become familiar with the regular plural endings for masculine, feminine, and neuter nouns, as well as learn the two forms for the numeral “two” and when to use each of them.

2.2 Plural Nouns in –ї and Some Exceptions

In this module, you will learn which nouns take the ending –ї in plural, become familiar with two groups of nouns that deviate from the regular pattern of plural ending formation, and learn the Ukrainian plural form of pronoun “my.”

2.3 Plural Nouns with Stem Changes

In this module, you will become familiar with three major stem changes that some masculine nouns undergo in the plural, learn several feminine nouns that undergo stem changes in plural, and practice recognizing plural nouns and their meanings by reading authentic Ukrainian street signs.

2.4 Exceptions, Plural-only and Singular-only Nouns

In this module, you will learn the main exceptions from the regular rules of plural formation and become familiar with the most common Ukrainian nouns that exist either only in plural form or only in singular form.

3.1 Vocative Case (Feminine Nouns)

In this module, you will become familiar with the concept of the vocative case in Ukrainian and the contexts in which its forms are used, learn the three vocative case endings for singular feminine nouns, and learn to distinguish between formal and informal ways of address.

3.2 Vocative Case (Masculine Nouns)

In this module, you will learn the three vocative case endings for singular masculine nouns and the stem changes that occur in several nouns in vocative case.  You will also practice matching various forms of address to different communicative situations.

3.3 Vocative Case (Plural Nouns)

In this module, you will learn to use plural nouns in the vocative case and will become familiar with the most common plural public address forms and the contexts in which they are used.