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The race is to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.
Whether will you accept of a parasol or a new bonnet? I don't require of them, thank you ; therefore, I will accept of the one nor the other.
EXERCISE ON THE INDEFINITE ADJECTIVE
Take you please, dear. I shall take with me for little Harry. A very will be sufficient. I beg you will not fill my baskets; you have given them
to me. The sum of the matter comes to this. I spent
my money. Did you not leave yourself with at all? That is not worth thing. Yes, it is worth a pence.
That is a demonstrative adjective-pronoun when it points out; but when it stands instead of which, it is called a relative.
Tell what it is in the following sentences :
Tom found the hen that wandered yesterday. That book is not mine. I gave Jane that ribbon that faded
That knife is not his, it is mine. The knife that I bought cost eighteenpence. Charles broke that lovely jar. That boy is constantly doing mischief. That rainbow is the loveliest ever I saw. The diamond ring that mamma dropped yesterday was found to-day.
Personal pronouns are somewhat like the possessive adjective-pronouns; but do not admit of a noun after them. They have gender, number, and case, too, as a peculiarity which you will soon understand in connection with the verb; but, in the meantime, you may learn the following two verses relating to them:
Adjective-pronouns now are done,
Then those in the possessive case
Personal pronouns in the nominative case always admit of a verb after them, thus
I read. Thou hearest prayer. He walks smartly. We go to church. You write charming letters. They admire paintings. He is used in the masculine. She is used for the feminine. It expresses the, neuter gender.
Personal pronouns in the objective case follow a verb or a preposition thus :
That book instructs her: I read it. John amuses me; and Jane follows him. That book instructed her. Harry annoyed them. Mamma blamed us. I excused you. God hears thee.
Come to me.
Go from her. Look at him. He won't come for them. through it. Sit between us.
He will go
The possessive personal pronoun answers to— Whose is this ? Mine, thine, his, hers, ours, yours, theirs ?
We never use thou, thy, thine, thee,
The sect of “ Friends," it would appear,
the Lord should serve.”
Now, when a pronoun's used for God,
A verb tells what beings and things do, as Robert skates. Fanny loves. Rain falls.
Now, let me hear you tell, my dear,'
Now words which show what beings do,
go, to come, to sit, to walk,
Thus, he walked (John, I meant to say)