Lessons in the Speaking and Writing of English

Lessons in the Speaking and Writing of English

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... in number 2. When they are parts of a sentence, they can no longer be called sentences; they are called clauses. These clauses are independent and of equal importance. They are therefore called coordinate clauses. Definition 15. A part of a sentence that contains a subject and a predicate is called a clause. Definition 16. A sentence that contains two or more coordinate clauses is called a compound sentence. Rule 8. Separate the clauses of a compound sentence by the semicolon, unless they are very closely connected in thought; in that case use the comma. In analyzing a compound sentence, proceed in this way: I like oranges, but Bessie prefers grapefruit is a compound declarative sentence. I like oranges and Bessie prefers grapefruit are the coordinate clauses connected by but. Then analyze each clause as if it were a simple sentence. EXERCISE Tell which of the following sentences are simple and which are compound. Analyze each: 1. I borrowed Arabian Nights; and Lucy and I read it together. 2. The weather is cold and stormy. 3. Mother and I walked down to the river; there we found father waiting with a boat. 4. We danced and sang and had great fun; but some people found the evening stupid. 5. Double daffodils are handsome; but I like single ones best. 6. Who came to the door, and what did he want? 7. How the moon shone, and how the nightingales sang! 8. Which hat shall I choose, and which are you going to take? 9. Did you excuse me to Mrs. Jones, and did she understand the situation? 10. Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them. 22 Compound Subject and Compound Predicate What is a simple sentence? Just as a compound sentence may be formed by combining a number of simple sentences, so each part of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613562
  • 9781236613561