The New Practical English Grammar

The New Practical English Grammar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... escaped from prison, and the sailor escaped from prison, becomes, The soldier and the sailor escaped from prison. THE COMPLEX SENTENCE. A Complex Sentence consists of twoor more simple Ex. 71. sentences, joined together by Conjunctions of the second kind; as, When the money, for which he had been waiting so long, went to another person, the wretched man relapsed into utter despondency. Note.--We may illustrate the difference between the Compound Sentence and the Complex Sentence by calling the former a chain, the latter a cluster of Clauses. The derivation of the two names will also help to indicate the difference. In the Compound Sentence the Clauses are merely put together (cum and pono), while in the Complex they are woven together (cum and plecto). A Sentence may be a combination of the Compound and the Complex; but, if even one Conjunction of the second kind be used in it, it must be called Complex. The Clauses, subjoined to the principal Subject and Predicate, may be classified in either of two ways: --I. According to the meaning of the Conjunction, by which they are joined to the Principal Clause. The chief kinds express--1. Relation; as, The man, who did it, &c. I asked him, when he came, &c. 2. Condition; as (Affirmative), If he remain long, I shall tell him. (Negative), Unless he be deceiving me, the thing is certain. 3. Cause; as, I must go, for it is late. 4. Purpose; as (Affirmative), He is come, that he may see you. (Negative), He went, lest he might see you. 5. Concession; as, I like Mm, though we some times disagree. 6. Consequence; as, He is so cruel, that no one likes him. II. According to the use of the Subjoined Clause with respect to the Principal; as, 1. The Noun Clause; as, "That you have wronged me...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852575
  • 9781236852571