English Grammar, on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently Adopted in Germany and Switzerland : Designed for Schools and Academies

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Marshall, Williams & Butler, 1841 - English language - 192 pages

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Page 183 - Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house : and the place where thine honour dwelleth. 9 O shut not up my soul with the sinners : nor my life with the blood-thirsty; 10 In whose hands is wickedness : and their right hand is full of gifts.
Page 67 - I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action is connected with the present time, by the actual existence, either of the author, or of the work, though it may have been performed many centuries ago ; but if neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannot be used. We may say, " Cicero has written orations ;" but we cannot say, " Cicero has written poems ;" because the orations are in being, but the poems are lost. Speaking of priests in general, we may say, " They...
Page 139 - There is indeed no other method of teaching that of which any one is ignorant, but by means of something already known...
Page 159 - This rule arises from the nature and idiom of our language, and from as plain a principle as any on which it is founded; namely, that a word which has the article before it, and the possessive preposition of after it, must be a noun: and, if a noun, it ought to follow the construction of a noun, and not to have the regimen of a verb.
Page 117 - LANGUAGE, in the proper sense of the word, signifies the expression of our ideas, and their various relations, by certain articulate sounds, which are used as the signs of those ideas and relations.
Page 185 - Accent Accent is the laying of a peculiar stress of the voice on a certain letter or syllable in a word, that it may be better heard than the rest, or distinguished from them...
Page 116 - On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; E'en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th...
Page 51 - There are three degrees of comparison ; the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.
Page 102 - RULE II. Two or more nouns, fyc. in the singular number, joined together by a copulative conjunction, expressed or understood, must have verbs, nouns, and pronouns, agreeing with them in the plural number: as " Socrates and Plato were wise; they were the most eminent philosophers of Greece;" " The sun that rolls over our heads, the food that we receive, the rest that we enjoy, daily admonish us of a superior and superintending Power.
Page 118 - ... sounds. A diphthong is the union of two vowels, pronounced by a single impulse of the voice : as, ea in beat, ou in sound.

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