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Positive.
Thin
Lean
Long
Sweet
Sad

Comparative.
Thinner
Leaner
Longer
Sweeter
Sadder

Superlative. Thinnest Leanest Longest Sweetest Saddest.

This plan is nice when words are short,
But then when long, you'll hear they won't
Allow their ending so.
She's beautifullest of them all-
No! no! that would not do at all.
I think you know it now.

More beautiful, most beautiful.
And plentiful, more plentiful,
Most plentiful. Again;
Our Tom is generous, John still more,
At least more generous than before.
Most gen'rous too is Jane.

Comparative.

More

Superlative.

Most

...

Positive. Elegant Excellent Abundant Amiable Loveable Lady-like Gentlemanly

Some adjectives will not compare
Although these adjectives are rare,
Yet I will show a few.
Thus when a story's true, you know,
Nothing can make it more so—no,

The story's all quite true.
Positive.
Comparative.

Superlative.
Inner

Innermost
Upper

Uppermost
Middle

Middlemost
Top

Topmost
Perfect
Universal
Chief and true.

...

Dissyllables that end with y,
First change the y into an i,
And then add er and est.
Thus lovely, lovelier, loveliest,
And happy, happier, happiest-

By these you'll know the rest.
Compare tidy- lively—pretty_deadly-stately.

Insert, in the following spaces, adjectives in the super. lative degree :

mother. Fanny is the poetess, but Leila is the

L. E. L. pleases Jessie most.

-brother. Mr. E. is the -preacher ever I listened to. I like Mr. Caird

James received a -severe rebuke. The city in Europe. The

man in Britain.

I love my

John is my

Leila Ada is a

story. Harriet is the child ever I saw. I must run to meet my- -papa. Annie is a

-beautiful girl, but Helen is theever I knew.

NUMBERS AS ADJECTIVES. Numbers are placed before nouns in the position of an adjective, and in order to distinguish them from other adjectives they are frequently called numeral adjectives. There are two kinds, Cardinal and Ordinal.

CARDINAL NUMBERS.
Here are some apples in a row,
One, two, three, four, five, six, or so-
Take care they do not fall.
The number may a million be,
Still if you count up one, two, three,
All these are cardinal.

Fill up spaces with Cardinal Numbers. I promise to give you plums, if you will give me in return - apples. There are the week. How many days are in a year ? How many days are in January? - In February? March?

Learn this, and then you can find out each.

We've thirty days in cold November,
Thirty in April, June, September,
The rest have thirty-one.
One month has twenty-eight, my dear,
Or twenty-nine in each leap-year-
"Tis Febru'ry! Well done!

days in

.

ORDINAL NUMBERS.
When numbers thus point out their order,
And show how one stands to another,
These now are ordinal.
The number may be first or seventh,
Or second, forty-eighth, eleventh,
It matters not at all.

EXERCISE.

Fill up spaces with Ordinal Numbers.
Turn

up
the

chapter of Luke, and read the verse. This is my mamma's birth-day. Baby was born on the

of September. Jessie will be married on the

of this month. You are in the class.

ADJECTIVE-NOUNS.
Nouns sometimes change to adjectives -
Adjective-noun the word receives -
Thus silver-spoon would be.
Silver's a thing—then ’tis a noun;
But when it shows the kind of spoon-
Adjective-noun you see.

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THE PRONOUN.

A Pronoun is a word used instead of a Noun.

How troublesome, indeed, 't would be
To use long names instead of we,
Or rather 'stead of us.
Now hear how strange it would appear
When asking you to call in here,
If I were talking thus-

66 Will Mary, Fanny, Alison, And Jessie, Julia, Pinkerton, And Henrietta too Will all the seven" (say each one's name) - Come here to see me once again?"Instead of this—« Will you."

Now if I'd used the pronoun first,
And said
you-you

would

come, I trust,
You never would refuse.
Then if I wished

you
all

away, I'd “Go you,” and none would stay. Thus I would pronouns use.

say,

None, some, and many, this, or that,
He, she, it, we, and who, or what,
Are little pronouns too.
Then his, or hers; and yours, or mine ;
With others-such as theirs and thine,
And one, all, none, and fero.

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