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must now understand the possessive case of nouns. One noun is possessed by another. Thus, Henry's book. Manıma's basket. It means Henry his book. Mamma her basket; and the apostrophe and s are used instead of his and her.
When two nouns look in other's face,
Two nouns or pronouns close together —
John's map, or your's, or James's roll,
Make Nouns or Pronouns in the Possessive Case in
desk is lined with velvet. I have finished I find our
instructive. Lend me your book, I have lost Whose house is this? It is
Is it mine or
These gloves are neither yours nor mine, they are Your cloak is not so pretty as
These ladies took my fan. May I have ?
thumble fits me nicely. hat is too small. than hen's eggs.
eggs are nicer
Find out the errors in the following phrases :
That is mammas bonnet. The new umbrella is Johns. Papas cloak fits James. Where are Mr. Edmonds sermons to be had ? Dr. Kings lectures are beautiful. Mr. Cairds preaching is much admired.
An adverb is a word close, or added to a verb, to an adjective, or to another adverb, to make them more expressive.
A verb tells what the beings do,
Well, here I go up-once, twice, thrice,
Answering to how. Cheerfully-gratefully-gladly-sadly-sorrowfully -pleasantly-plentifully-sprightly-well—quicklyslothfully-lovely.
Answering to when. Lately_early—at first
seldom ever—too soon—after a time-when asleep-after to
Answering to where. Up stairs—here—there—anywhere--alone — ashore - far off-at hand-yonder--thither-everywhere behind backs.
Insert Adverbs to the following Verbs:I look
for the queen. I dream asleep. Jane
stays from church. John goes with her. I love James
Robert sings Jane sews
Papa rides dinner, Our cook rises
be. loved. Jack walks The ship rolls
You awake me
The doors have been painted. The painter finished the cornices
Not Mr. M. teaches me
I prepare my lessons
You may come He rides
Where is William's ? When do you dream ?
I will go
Where are you
Adverbs are often joined to other adverbs, and put before adjectives, to make their quality more apparent.
James is good. Not only good, but extremely good. James is extremely good, and very diligent.
'Tis put before the adjective,
Adverbs before the Adjective. Very happy-extremely glad-exceedingly chasteremarkably honest-wonderfully particular-shamefully careless - singularly successful - disgustingly greedy-charmingly attractive-attractively engaging - bewitchingly fascinating.
Two Adverbs with an Adjective. Most astonishingly fortunate. Very very dear. Most dreadfully nauseous. More rigidly exact.
Two Adverbs with one Verb. - Very elegantly dressed. Most gorgeously caparisoned. Most sumptuously supplied. Very abundantly advertised. Most profusely liberal.
EXERCISE. Fill up spaces with Adverbs preceding Adjectives.
Water is useful. Pride is unbecoming. It is blessed to give than to receive. She is good, and
amiable. The British dominions are extensive. What can be - becoming than humility? Persevere once is - praiseworthy. Rhubarb is bitter. Some merchants are fortunate; while others are unsuccessful. The rules of our school are exact. Your donation was handsome. I wish a
embroidered cloak. I admire an handsome bronze tea-urn; but I should be quite pleased with an teapot.