Complete English Grammar for the Use of Schools

Complete English Grammar for the Use of 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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... three concords in English: --(1.) The concord of the noun and the verb. (2.) The concord of the noun and the noun. (3.) The concord of the noun and the pronoun. 6. First Concord. 1. A verb agrees with its subject in number and person. Note: --(a.) The subject to the verb may be: --(a.) A noun; as, John runs. (6.) A pronoun; as, they went. (c.) An adjective; as, the good are happy. (d.) The infinitive mood; as, to sing is pleasant, (e.) A participial noun; as, walking is healthful. Exercises. 1. Parse the words in italics in the following exercise and apply the rules: --Birds fly. The wind blows. They went home. He ran away. The weary are at rest. The wicked cease from troubling. The rain fell heavily all day. The snow had lain for nearly a week. To swim is pleasant. Singing is delightful. Heap on more wood. The fire went roaring up the wide chimney. I long wooed your daughter. The bride kissed the goblet. He quaffed off the wine. They reached the hall-door. The charger stood near. The western waves of ebbing day Soiled o'er the glen their level way. 2. Correct the syntax of the following sentences where necessary: --His merits was duly rewarded. The duke have given the necessary orders. You was agreeably surprised. The horse shied at the lamp-post. Kings has no such couch as thine. The butterfly kept hovering over the fire. Weeping make the eyes red. A portion of the ship were saved. We runs along the road. To read good and useful books are profitable. Them are good books. I who sent his father a letter. Mary and her are great friends. A man of virtue and probity are highly thought of. The appearance of the pearls were wonderful. Note: --(6.) The subject usually precedes the verb; but--(1.) In interrogative sentences the subject comes after the verb, .show more

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