English Grammar, Or, an Exposition of the Principles and Usages of the English Language

English Grammar, Or, an Exposition of the Principles and Usages 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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...of verbs which answer a causative meaning, without changing tneir form? 463. Mention any examples of this usage that are not considered as correct. c. 464. How have grammarians distinguished the object? How is the some erroneously to suppose that both cases are governed by the verb; as, " Give (to) me a book," "teach (to) me grammar," &c. 465. In the passive voice, the direct object becomes the nominative, but the indirect remains in the same construction, governed by the preposition; as, "The book is given to me." There seems to have been a tendency in the language to allow, m the passive, the indirect object to become the nominative, and let the direct object remain, governed by the verb; as, active, " to teach grammar to me," passive, "I am taught grammar." Other instances are found in the expressions, " I was asked a question," "I was denied the privilege," &c., &c. This usage is against the genius of the language, and can hardly be considered as well established, except in the case of the verb "to teach." 466. In parsing sentences which contain the objective construed with a verb in the passive voice, some grammarians consider the objective as governed by the passive, others as governed by some prepositions understood. Thus, " he is taught (in) grammar,"--instructed in grammar. RULE IV. 467. A preposition governs The Objective Case. 468. Prepositions are generally placed before the word which they govern. indirect object always governed in English? 465. What takes place in the passive voice? What tendency is observable in regard to the construction of these two objects in the passive? Does this seem to be in accordance with the genius of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649427
  • 9781236649423