English Grammar and Analysis

English Grammar and Analysis

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...It is now too late to attempt a reconciliation between the contending forces. 5. The time to seek to compromise, forever passed on firing the first gun. Rules 12 and 13. 1. The age of Queen Elizabeth was pre-eminently crafty and unstable. 2. The queen's ability lay in her instinctive perception of the needs of the hour, and in her power of self-adjustment to them. 3. Dangerous is it to be too obstinate in a policy obviously unsafe. Many crowns have been needlessly sacrificed, by disregarding public opinion. General Review of Elements in a Simple Sentence. CV. The two principal elements are the subject and predicate. The complex subject or object may be--(1) A noun limited by any adjective element: My cousin George came to school. (2) A pronoun with adjective element: Who else saw the fearful cyclone? (3) An adjective (for euphony) limited by a phrase: The poor in spirit are frequently the rich in faith. (4) A participle retaining its verbal modif1ers: Teaching school in the country, is pleasant work. (5) A phrase with limiters to suit its last word: To be attended by flatterers, is the curse of rulers. The predicate takes modifiers to suit the parts of speech of which it is composed. The complete predicate may be--(1) A verb limited by the object and by adverbial elements: They very quickly extinguished the fire. (2) A copula and a noun or pronoun with adjective elements: The burglars were we three, your own little boys. He is an honest man. (3) A copula and adjective limited by adverbial elements: Sugar is much better than vinegar for catching flies. (4) A copula and participle, or verb-phrase: Robbing is taking the property of another by force. A complex adjective element may be--(1) An adjective limited by an adverb: We should elect...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882245
  • 9781236882240