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Before we leave the nouns we'll try
When a is used before a word,
An eye, an ear—now try. An is used instead of a when the word which it precedes begins with a vowel or a silent h, as an egg, an hour.
An horse-a essence—an window-a article an butterfly-a adverb-an writing-desk-a hour ago—a idiot-an minister—a enemy—an purse--a animala adjective—an drawing-room—a honest man—a easychair—a exhibition—a empty box.
INDEFINITE AND DEFINITE ARTICLES.
Now an and a are used for one,
The word define means mark it out,
“ Fear God,” “ Honour the king.” Insert the proper articles in the following space :Show me the size of shilling. Can you tell us amusing story. Robert lifted
largest orange. He might have taken
smaller one. -present. I would like much if
papa gold watch. Do bring baby prettiest toy you can find. Poor Tom has lost
-eye. Pharisees liked uppermost seats.” My sight is good—I can see smallest speck. Emma is amiable child. The gardener is honest man.
have been observed that we have omitted the case of nouns. We think it cannot be properly—at all events easily—comprehended by the child till the noun forms the subject of a verb.
'Tis hard to understand case now,
But case we must take up again,
knew a tune.
THE ADJECTIVE. An adjective is put before or beside a noun to show the quality or kind of noun, as A tight coat. What kind or quality is the coat ? A tight coat. Has it no other quality? Yes, it is good, but coarse. good, and coarse are each called? An adjective.
That boy is stout, or lean, or lame,
Or next it, you perceive.
The Dutch are cleanly, industrious, and fond of making money.
The Germans are plain, quiet, and affectionate.
The Laplanders are simple, primitive, and well-informed. Insert an adjective in the following spaces :
The adjective is not always close to the noun. Mary has made a wreath of -flowers. Flowers are Tigers are
This thread is The thunder is very
The feathers are the
man a penny.John likes milk better than butter-milk. The sun is and
Do lay aside that hat. My nephew presented me with a book. Mamma intends
— — to give him a dressing-case. The water is most
COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES.
Some adjectives almost the same,
The positive is first, you see,
Is called superlative.
Nearest or next.
You think these rather odd, don't you?