Brown's First Lessons in Language and Grammar
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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of the word what. When understood, the first form is preferable. Analysis. 8: He is ashamed of what he has done. This is a complex declarative sentence, consisting of a principal clause and a dependent clause. The subject of the principal clause is He, the predicate verb is is, and the attribute is ashamed, modified by the adverbial phrase of that comprehended in the double relative what, which is equivalent to that which; that is the principal word in the phrase. The subject of the dependent clause is he; the predicate verb is has done, and the object is which comprehended in the double relative what. Parsing: What is a double relative pronoun; as the object of the preposition of it is a prrnoun, of the third person, singular number, neuter gender, and objective case; as the object of has done it is a relative pronoun, representing that or thing which, and is of the third person, singular number, neuter gender, and in the objective case, being the object of has done. In sentence 3, Clara is the subject, said is the predicate verb, and the clause she would give the book to Charles, is the object clause. The pupil should have no difficulty in giving an oral analysis of the other sentences. The eight sentences should be put into diagram, analyzed, and each word parsed. QUESTIONS 1. What is a personal pronoun? 2. What pronouns are in the first, second, and third persons? 3. What are the compound personal pronouns? 4. How is each one formed? 5. What is a relative pronoun? 6. What peculiarity is there in the relative what? 7. What are the compound relative pronouns? 8. What is an interrogative pronoun? 9. What are the interrogatives? 10. What kind of sentence does the use of a relative pronoun form? Ans. It forms what is called a complex...
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