A Grammar of the English Language, with an Analysis of the Sentence

A Grammar of the English Language, with an Analysis of the Sentence

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... fair and comely. I will take her for better, for worse. He addresses himself to the loyal. Though he was a child only five years old, he showed grown men an example worthy their imitation. Next her brother, stood a little girl, who asked the boy opposite her place, to lend her his book, but he churlishly refused her this simple request. The thermometer was two degrees below zero. He was sent home two weeks sooner than the usual time. Among a brother and a sister no strife should arise. Between the many religious sects he was unable to find one suited to his notions of religion. The army will remain in Washington for a day and then march at the nearest point of attack. He divided his estate between his wife, his son, and his daughter. His actions do not accord to his preaching; we cannot accord our support with him. It was difficult to reconcile the mother with the loss of her child; she could not reconcile such an affliction to the goodness of God. Review. Parse all the objects of Verbs in the foregoing sentences. Parse all the Verbs (except those in the infinitive), and all the Nominatives. RULE V. A Noun Or A Pronoun In The Possessive Case Is Dependent Upon The Noun Signifying The Thing Possessed. Note.--The noun or pronoun in the possessive is said to be governed by the noun signifying the thing possessed. NOTES. 1. The possessive case is not the only way in which the idea of possession may be expressed. A very common mode of expressing this idea is by using the preposition of. Thus, "The house of my father," and "My father's house," express equally the idea of possession. In substituting one of these modes of expression for the other, care should be taken to see that the two expressions mean the same thing. In the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621816
  • 9781236621818