A Common-School Grammar of the English Language

A Common-School Grammar of the English Language

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... by a shower. Explanation.--The what f a what? What kind of rose f Obgerve that both large and refreshed describe the rose. Mote II.--An Adjective that implies number, must agree in this respect with the substantive to which it relates. For the sake of greater definiteness, this Note, which is applicable to the adjectives this, these, that, those, two, three, four, etc., may be used in parsing; though the Rule can also be used in place of it. W. You have been playing this two hours. How do you like those kind of apples f The room is eighteen foot long, and sixteen foot wide. Note III.--An Adjective or a Participle is sometimes used absolutely, after a participle or an infinitive. The way to be happy is to be good. The dread of being poor. To appear discouraged is the surest way to invite an attack. Observe that happy, good, poor, and discouraged, are not used with the names of the persons described-It does not seem to us that it would be improper to parse the entire phrase simply as a noun, according to Note IV; thus dispensing with this Note altogether. Obs. 2.--When the article stands only before the first of two or more connected nouns, it belongs to them jointly if they denote but one person or thing, or more viewed as one; if not, it belongs to the first noun, and is understood before each of the others. T saw Webster, the great statesman and orator. A man and horse passed by the house and lot. Tim man, the woman, and the child, were drowned. Obs. 3.--When two or more adjectives come between an article and a plural noun, they sometimes qualify each only a part of what the noun denotes. "The New and Old Testaments" = The New Testament and the Old Testament; not, The New Testaments and the Old Testaments. RULE XI.--Finite Verbs. A...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236624866
  • 9781236624864