Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar: With an Appendix, Containing Exercises in Orthography, in Parsing, in Syntax, and in Punctuation. Designed for the Younger Classes of Learners

Front Cover
C. Bartlett, 1829 - English language - 122 pages

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 100 - What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball; What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Page 59 - PUNCTUATION.* PUNCTUATION is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses which the sense, and an accurate pronunciation require. , • The...
Page 100 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth...
Page 101 - Man's happiness, or misery, are in a great measure, put into his own hands. Man is not such a machine as a clock or a watch, which move merely as they are moved.
Page 33 - Thou shall or wilt be. 2. Ye or you shall or will be. 3. -He shall or will be. 3. They shall or will be. Second future Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I shall have been. 1. We shall have been. 2.
Page 29 - The Conjugation of a verb, is the regular combination and arrangement of its several numbers, persons, moods, and tenses. The Conjugation of an active verb is styled the ACTIVE VOICE ; and that of a passive verb, the PASSIVE VOICE.
Page 12 - A SYLLABLE is a sound, either simple or compounded, pronounced by a single impulse of the voice, and constituting a word, or part of a word: as, a, an, ant. Spelling is the art of rightly dividing words into their syllables ; or of expressing a word by its proper letters.
Page 12 - A word of one syllable is termed a monosyllable, a word of two syllables, a dissyllable; a word of three syllables, a trisyllable; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable.
Page 100 - And nightly to the list'ning earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Page 20 - In English, the adjective is not varied on account of gender, number, or case. Thus we say, " A careless boy ; careless girls." The only variation which it admits, is that of the degrees of comparison. There are commonly reckoned three degrees of comparison; the POSITIVE, the COMPARATIVE, and the SUPERLATIVE.

Bibliographic information