Grammar Volume 4

Grammar Volume 4

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...use short-cuts in our speech, but words must be parsed according to the sense. Yards is a noun, but as it is used here as part of an adverbial phrase, it is called the adverbial objective. DEFINITION: A noun is an adverbial objective when it is used adverbially to express distance, value, measurement, or a similar idea. Observe: b. Our company remained a month. c. Your friends arrived a week later. d. This tape is a yard long. e. Anne sat two seats behind Charlotte. f. Who is this coming this way? Note that month, sentence b, is an adverbial objective modifying remained; that week, sentence c, is an adverbial objective modifying later; that yard, sentence d, is an adverbial objective modifying long; that seats, sentence e, is an adverbial objective modifying behind Charlotte; that way, sentence /, is an adverbial objective modifying coming. An adverbial objective may modify a verb, an adverb, an adjective, a phrase, or a participle. A. In the selection, distinguish the adverbial objective from the object of the preposition, and parse each: (See picture on opposite page.) The Ivory Industry Ivory is essentially dentine, --the hard substance of which teeth consist. By usage, however, the word is restricted to the dentine of those teeth which are large enough to be available for industrial purposes, namely, the tusks of the elephant, the hippopotamus, the walrus, and the narwhal. The value of a tusk depends upon its size and weight. The largest teeth were possessed by the extinct mammoths, some of which were twelve feet in length and weighed two hundred pounds. These have fed the Chinese trade several hundred years. Among the elephants of to-day the African species possess tusks ten feet long, weighing one hundred sixty pounds. The ivory of tropical..show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527836
  • 9781236527837