Analytical Grammar of the English Language; Designed for Schools

Analytical Grammar of the English Language; Designed for Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...Wealth vanishes. 3. Noun in obj. The Wealth of earth... vanishes. 4. Adjective.. Earthly Wealth...... vanishes. 5. Adverb as adjective.. Wealth merely... is worthless. 6. Infinitive Wealth, to be valued, . must be earned. 7. Dependent clause... Wealth which is of earth vanishes. EXERCISE 94. Point out the grammatical subject, its modifying words, and the attribute. 1. Franklin, the philosopher and statesman, is dead. Franklin.. is the grammatical subject, (parse it), nom. to is; it is modified by philosopher and statesman, which are nouns, &c., in the nom. case, and in apposition with Franklin. (This will be explained, Rule I.) Is dead is the attribute. Dead is an adj. qualifying Franklin. And is a conjunction. (The attributes are in italics, and need not be analyzed until review.) 2. Earth's vanities pass quickly away. 3. The mountains of America, are very lofty. 4. Anxiety to rule was his chief passion. 5. The brightest and sweetest flowers most speedily fade. 6. Cowper the poet is a model worthy of imitation. 7. The tender minds of children, are easily interested. 8. Salutary truth from nature, may be impressed upon the mind. 9. The man who adheres to truth, will be respected. 10. Every man, at his best estate, is vanity. In Ex. 2, vanities is the gram, sub., modified by the possessive, earth's. In Ex. 3, mountain is modified by America, which is the oiy'ec( of of. In Ex. 4, to rule, in the infinitive, modifies the gram. sub., anxiety. In Ex. 6, Cowper is modified by the noun poet. In Ex. 9, the clause ' who adheres to truth, ' modifies man. Questions.--In the condensed view, explain the modifications in each example. Recite Exercise 94. Art. 256. A modifying word may itself be modified: 1. If a noun, .. like the subject. (See page 130, Art....show more

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