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When in the singular? When in the plural? What further may this rule be extended to
What case do transitive verbs govern ? assert?
Give an example of the violation of thi: What advantage might be expected from

the observance of this rule ? In the phrases, “ to run a race, to walk a What verbs are properly varied in the im.

horse,” are the verbs, run and walk, to perfect tense of the subjunctive mood ? be considered as transitive or intransi. What is the rule for using the varied form tive ?

of this teose ? e In the pbrase, « he lay an hour in great What remarks are made with respect to vátorture," how do you parse the noun,

rying the compound tenses of the sub. hour?

junctive mood? What are the present tense and perfect par- What remarks respecting the auxiliaries of

ticiple of the verb, lay, in that phrase? the potential mood, when applied to the When a sentence or phrase stands as the oil. Objunctive ? ject of a träositive verb, what is it lerm- What is the gederal rule for asing tenses

and phrases which, in point of time, reDo transitive verbs ever govern two objec- late to eacb other. tive cases ? Give an example.

Explain this rule by examples. How may the infinitive mood be gove Which tense of the infinitive mood must he

used after verbs eroed ?

pressive of hope, desire

&c. ? When : the preposition, to, properly omite

Give an example of the violation of this ted before verbs in the infinitive mood ?

rule. What governs the infinitive mood in the

What is the general rale respecting the tenphrase "an object so high as to be invis.

ses or the infinitive ? ible ?

What is the difference of signification be. What, in the phrase "be desired nothing

tween the phrases, “ J rejoiced to see my more than to know his own imperfec

friend," and " I rejoiced to have seen my tions 2"

friend pas Give an example of the infinitive mood ab

In relating things that were formerly expres. solute.

sed by another persoa, when must the What case have peuter and intrapsi.

present tense be used ? tive verbs after them?

When, the past tense ? Give an example of the violation of this with what do participles agree ? rule.

Is the present participle ever used without What case have passive verbs of nam. an obvious reference to any noup or ing, after them ?

pronoun ? Correct the phrase, “ They were offered a Give an example of such use. pardon."

What case bave the participles of neuter After what conjunctions must the indica and passive verbs sometimes after them? tive mood be used ?

What government have participles ? After what, the subjanctive !

Give an example of a participle used as a By which form of the sa hjanetive mood are noun in the nominative case.

the conjunctions, if, though, unless, &c. Give an example in the objective case. generally followed?

Give an example of a participle used both When do these conjunctioos admit of the as a poun and a verb in the same phrase. indicative termination ?

Wbat is the rule respecting the present par. Which form do lest and that, annexed to a ticiple with an article before it? command preceding, require ?

Give an example of the violation of this When does if with but following it, require role, in the use both of the definite and the varied form?

the indefipite article. When, the indicative form ? Is it correct to use both forms after the Lecture VII.-Oj Conjunctions.

same conjunction in the same sentence ? Gire an example of this inaccuracy.

What is the rule with respect to con. From what have almost all of the irregu- junctions connecting 'cases and

larities in the construction of any lan- moods ? guage arisen ?

Give an example of erroneous construction Has the varied form of the snbjunctive under tbis rule. mood probably arisen from the ellipsis When conjunctions are made to connect of some words?

different moods and sepses, what must be Explain this origin by examples.

observed respecting the nominative? What is the general rule for using the vari- What is the rule respecting a noun or pro

ed form of the subjunctive mood in the noup following than or as, after a compresent tense?


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What exception to this rule ?

What, with respect to separatiog the prep What is as, when connected with such, to be osition from its noun, in order to connect considered ?

different prepositions with the same douu!

When is it proper to say, 'disappointed of Lecture VIII.-Of Adverbs.

a thing ? What do adverbs modify ?

When, " disappointed in a thiog ?” What is the rule respecting the situation of Ought we to say, “ in compliance with” or adverbs in a sentence ?

“ in compliance to ?" " averse to or

verse from ?” Give an example of erroneous position. Does the adverb, never, generally precede

What is observed respectiog the preposition or follow the verb ? When an auxiliary is used, where is never

Lecture X.-Interjections. placed ? Give an example, How is the adverb where often used ? What case do interjections require af. Is this mode of expression to be imitated ? ter them ? How are here, there, &c. often improperly What is an ellipsis ? applied ?

Explain this definition by examples. What is the effect of two negatives?

What is the general rule respecting the e! Which is the best method of expressing an lipsis ? affirmation, hy a regular affirmative, or Give an example of the ellipsis of the arti

. by two negatives?

cle. Give an example of the improper use of When should this ellipsis be avoided. two negatives instead of one.

How is the ellipsis of the adjective used? Lecture IX.-Of Prepositions.

When ought this ellipsis to be omitted ?

How is the noun frequently omitted ? What do prepositions govern ?

What is tbe ellipsis of the pronoun ? Give an example of the violation of this Give an example of the ellipsis of the 'verb role.

-of the conjunction of the adverb of What is uoderstood in the phrase, “ Give

the preposition of the interjection. me the book ?”

What is the general rule respecting the conWhat is observed with respect to separating Give an example of the violation of this

struction of the parts of a sentence ? the preposition from the relative which

rule. it governs ?


What is Prosody ?

Were the ancients acquainted with our Of how many parts does it consist ? points! What does the former teacb ?

How then did they write ?

Till what period did this custom continue! What, the latter ?

On what is punctuation priocipally foun. What is accent ?

ded? What is quantity ?

In what respect does it regulate the pauses
When is a syllable long ? why? to be made in reading ?
Whep is it sh ort ? why ?

What is an adjonct?
What time does a long syllable require What is a compound sentence ?

What is a simple sentence? in pronouncing it?

In what respects may the subject and verb What is emphasis ?

he attended with adjuncts ? What are pauses ?

When do these adjuncts render the sentence What are topes ?


Repeat the rules and exceptions respecting What is versification?

the use of the comma. Wbat is rbyme ?

The same respecting the use of the semicoPunctuation.

lop-the colon-the period.

What is observed of the dash ? of the inter. What is panctuation ?

rogatory point ? of the exclamatory What are tbe points principally used in point ? of the parenthesis of the aposwritten composition ?

trophe, caret, &c. Which point represents the shortest pause ? Repeat the directions respecting the use of Which ¿he longest ?

capital letters.

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of the definition and use of Etymology

Condensed views of all the parts of speech

Number and variety of words, &c.
Of the different sorts of words
of the Articles
Of Adjectives

of the Nature of Adjectives
of the Degrees or Forms of Comparison

Remarks on the Subject of Comparison
Of Nouns.

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or Nouns in general
Of Gender
Of Number
Of Person

Or Case
Of Pronouns.

of Propouus in general
Of Personal Pronouns
Of Relative Pronouns

of Adjective Pronouns Of Verbs.

or the Nature and Classification of Verbs
Of Verbs active
of Verbs passive
Of Verbs transitive and intransitive
Of Verbs neuter
Of the Moods

of the Imperative Mood
Of the Indicative Mood
of the Subjunctive Mood
Of the Potential Mood
Of the Infinitive Mood


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or the Tenses

Of the Present tense
Of the Imperfect tense
Of the Perfect lense
of the Pluperfect tense
Of the First Future tense
of the Second Future tense

Of the Definite and lodefinite tenses
Of Number and Person
or Conjugation
of Auxiliary verbs
of Regular and Irregular verbs
Or Defective verbs

of Participles
of Coojunctious
Or Adverbs
of Prepositions
or Interjectious
Of Derivation.

Derivation of words from one another in English

Derivalion of Engli-b words from other languages Promiscuous Exercises in Parsing


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Definition and use of Syntax

Of Concord and Agreeinent
Of Sentences

Directions for Parsing
Of the Syotax of the Articles
of the Syntax of the Adjectives
of the Syotax of Nouns.

Ofiwo or more Nouns agreeing in case

Of one Noun governing another in the possessive case
Of the Syntax of Pronouns.

Of a noun or pronoun in the nominative case to a verb.
Of the coustruction of relative pronouns
Ofthe norninalive case following the verb
Of the nominative case independent, when an address, &c.
Of pronouns agreeing with their antecedents, &c.
Of a

a pronoun standing for two or more nouns, singular, con-
nected by a conjunction
Of a relative preceded by antecedents of Jifferent persoos
of the dominative case absolute, joined with a participle

Of adjective pronouns
Of the Syntax of Verbs.

Of the agreement of a verb with its nominative case
Ofihe use of the verb without any nowinative
Of a verb agreeing with nouns singular connected by a copu-

lative conjunction
of the same convected by a disjunctive
Of the verb agreeiog with a noun of multitude
Of a verb agreeiog with the infinitive mood, &c.
of verbs transitive governing the objective case

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of objective sentences or phrases
Of be infioitive mood, governed by a verb, AOUD, &c.
Of omitting the sign of the infioitive
Of the infioitive following as, than, &c.
Of the iufinitive mood absolute
Of the case after neuter and intransitive verbs
of the case after passive verbs of naming, &c.
of the Syntax of the Moods
of the rules respecting the different forms of the Subjunctive

of the Syntax of tbe teoses-general rule
Of the teoses of the infinitive mood

Of the Syntax of participles
Of the syntax of Conjunctions

or the case of Doubs or pronouns after than or as Of the Syntax of Adverbs

Of the position of adverbs in a senteuce

of the effect of two negatives Of the Syntax of Prepositious of the Syotax of Taterjections

Supplementary Rules.

of the ellipsis
General Rule-construction of the parts of sentences
Promiscuous Exercises in False Syntax

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Gegeral, View of Prosody



Of the definition, &c. of Punctuation
Of the Comma
Of the Semicolon
Of the Colop
Of the Period
Of the Dash
Of the Interrogatory Point
Of the Exclamatory Point
Of the Parenthesis
Of the Apostrophe, Caret, &c.
Directions respecting the use of Capital Letters

Questions for Examination

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