The Grammatical Reading Class-Book; Or, Easy Introduction to English Grammar in Entertaining Conversations Between a Lady and Her Daughters

The Grammatical Reading Class-Book; Or, Easy Introduction to English Grammar in Entertaining Conversations Between a Lady and Her Daughters

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...2. If thou be. 2. If ye or you be. 3. If Polly be. 3. If Polly and Jenny be. IMPERFECT TENSE. SINGULAR NUMBER. PLURAL NUMBER. 1. If I were. 1. If we were. 2. If thou wert. 2. If ye or you were. 3. If Polly were. 3. If Polly and Jenny were. POTENTIAL MOOD. The Potential Mood shows what we can do, or what we ought to do; but does not declare whether we do it or not. May, can, might, could, would, and should, are the signs of the Potential Mood... ', IMPEKATIVE MOOD. The Imperative Mood commands or requests. SINGULAR NUMBER. PLURAL NUMBER. 1. Let me be. 1. Let us be. 2. Be thou, or do thou be. 2. Be ye or you, or do ye be. 3. Let him be. 3. Let them be. Lucy. I think "To Be " is a very useful verb, mamma, for we seldom read a sentence without finding some part of it. Mamma. Yes, Lucy, the verb To Be is used very often; sometimes it is a principal verb, at other times it is only an auxiliary, helping to form the compound tenses of other verbs. Lucy. Indeed. How shall I distinguish when it is a principal verb, and when a helping one? Mamma. When you find it expressed the same as in the verb I have just given you, it is a principal verb, as in the following examples: --" Mary is good." "We were not at home." "Jane will be late." But when it is accompanied by any other verb, it is only a helping verb, as in the following examples: --" He is protected by the laws." "Lucy and Sarah were praised for good conduct." "You will be rewarded hereafter." Lucy. Verbs require a great deal of attention, mamma. Mamma. Yes, Lucy, they do, and so does everything that is valuable in learning. The verb To Be, at the first view, appears tedious and difficult; but if you study it one hour a day, for two...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663862X
  • 9781236638625