An Abstract of English Grammar with Questions; Formed on the Plan of Grammatik Der Englischen Sprache

An Abstract of English Grammar with Questions; Formed on the Plan of Grammatik Der Englischen Sprache

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...knowledge be correct, we lose half its value and usefulness. It is not wonderful that a lad (Bunyan) to whom nature had given a powerful imagination and sensibility which amounted to a disease, should have been early haunted by religious terrors. Infinitive. 153. To, the usual sign of the infinitive is omitted after the auxiliary verbs, and frequently after bid (in the sense of dttnsi'lM commanding); dce (used intransitively); do, have, hear, let, lfyL make, need (used as an auxiliary); and see with verbs of like meaning, behold, watch etc. He need not have gone. I heard him speak of it. Generally when any of these verbs are themselves infinitives, they are followed by the infinitive with to. The infinitive with to is used after the interrogative pronoun in phrases as, They did not know what to do. One hardly knows what to say. 154. When two or more infinitives are used in the same sentence, to is not repeated, unless attention is called to each verb as descriptive of a distinct act. 155. The negative when used with the infinitive always precedes (as is the case with the participle); with other forms of the verb it either follows, or is inserted between the principal verb and the auxiliary. Not to have, not having. I have not. Had it not been found? I did not know it at all. 156. Verbs of commanding, permitting, suffering, causing, ordering, expecting, wishing, believing, declaring, feeling, and some other verbs of like meaning may govern an accusative with an infinitive, as, I believe him to be honest. Whom do you take him to be? I feel it to be my duty. He caused the bridge to be repaired. They suffered themselves to be deceived. Obs. 1. Instead of the accusative with an infinitive a noun more

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