London University Matriculation Papers in English for Twelve Years, Worked Out in Full as Models, by G.B. Cox

London University Matriculation Papers in English for Twelve Years, Worked Out in Full as Models, by G.B. Cox

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...writers. 'Let us like Horace and Lydia agree; For thou art a girl as much brighter than her, As he was a poet sublimer than me.' Here ' than her' and 'than me' should be 'than she' and 'than I' respectively. The reason is because ' her' and ' me ' are the subjects of verbs understood, and therefore they should be in the nominative case. VUL Explain the entire signification of the words it and there in the sentences: --'It rains;' 'It is he;' 'I struck it with a sword;' 'There lived a man;' 'Are there many in the room?' 'There, at the foot of yonder nodding beech;' 'Go there as fast as possible;' 'Is it not we that are in fault?' It is a demonstrative pronoun.. Being a pronoun, it is a word used instead of the name of something to which it refers. In 'It rains, ' 'it' has no clear signification, for it would be difficult to answer the question, 'What rains?' It may be said to refer to the cause or causes, whatever they may be, the action of which results in what we call rain. Meteorologists might tell us what that cause or those causes are; but whatever it or they be, 'it' refers to them. In '// is he, ' the signification of 'it' i6 again obscure. It seems, however, to refer to the person represented also by ' he, ' who is before the speaker; or it may refer to the unknown doer or sufferer of some act, which is declared by the speaker to be a certain known person. In 'I struck it with a sword, ' 'it' signifies the thing that was struck. In 'Is it not we that are in fault f' the clause 'that are in fault, ' limiting 'it, ' explains the signification of 'it, '--namely, that it signifies the people, taken collectively, that are in fault. There is an adverb of place, indicating the place at which. The use of 'there' in 'There lived a man' and 'Are there many...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236681711
  • 9781236681713