A Concise Manual of English Grammar; Arranged on the Principle of Analysis

A Concise Manual of English Grammar; Arranged on the Principle of Analysis

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... Why--an adjective 1 It describes the noun or pronoun; or, shows its number or quality. Positive? It is the simplest form of the adjective. Comparative 1 It increases or lessens the positive in signification. Superlative 1 It increases or lessens the positive, to the greatest extent. Why--an adverb 1 It qualifies verbs, participles, adjectives and other words. Why--a Conjunction 1 It connects words and sentences. Why--an Exclamation? It expresses some emotion of the mind. Words Used As Different Parts Of Speech. 49. As is an adverb, when it can be used instead of so; as, John is not as old, but more learned than his brother. 59. As is a relative, when it follows such, much and many; as, As many as believe, will be saved. Such as believe, will be saved. I shall take as much as falls to my lot. 51. As is a preposition, when it is used instead offor; as, The tree waved its branches as a sign of invitation. As a whole, the performance was excellent. 52. As is a conjunction, when it connects sentences; as, I cannot attend to you now, as I am otherwise engaged. 53. Both is an adjective, when it describes a noun; as, Look on both sides. 54. Both is a pronoun, when it means the two; as, Both were present. 55. But is a conjunction, when it connects sentences; as, He came slowly in, but went quickly out again. 56. But is a preposition, when it means except; as, The flowers all withered but the rose. 57. But is an adverb, when it means only; as Falsehood but increases your guilt. 53. For is a conjunction, when it means because; as, send her away; for she crieth after us. 59. For is a preposition, when it is not a conjunction; as, He sued for peace. 60. Than is a preposition, when it means except; as, The cavern has no other light, than what is reflected...show more

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