English Grammar, with an Improved Syntax

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N. H., 1831 - English language - 162 pages

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Page 100 - I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Page 54 - In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action is connected with the present time, by the actual existence, either of the author, or of the work, though it may have been performed many centuries ago ; but if neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannot be used. We may say,
Page 96 - ... comes basely; from slow, slowly ; from able., ably. There are so many other ways of deriving words from one another, that it would be extremely difficult, and nearly impossible, to enumerate them. The primitive words of any language are very few ; the derivatives form much the greater number. A few more instances only can be given here. Some...
Page 24 - To substantives belong gender, number, and case ; and they are all of the third person, when spoken of, and of the second when spoken to : as, " Blessings attend us on every side; be grateful, children of men !" that is, ye childre'n of men.
Page 49 - There are five moods of verbs, the INDICATIVE, the IMPERATIVE, the POTENTIAL, the SUBJUNCTIVE, and the INFINITIVE. The Indicative Mood simply indicates or declares a thing : as, " He loves, he is loved i" or it asks a question : as, " Does he love ?" " Is he loved ?" The Imperative Mood is used for commanding, exhorting, entreating, or permitting : as, " Depart thou ; mind ye ; let us stay ; go in peace.
Page 130 - There appears to be in general, equal reason for repeating the nominative, and resuming the subject, when the course of the sentence is diverted "by a change of the mood or tense. The following sentences may therefore be improved. 'Anger glances into the breast of a wise man, but will rest only in the bosom of fools ;' ' but rests only ;' or, ' but it will rest only.' ' Virtue is praised by many, and would be desired also, if her worth were really known ; and she would.
Page 105 - To these precepts are subjoined a copious selection of rules and maxims :" " is subjoined." * 1. The infinitive mood, or part of a sentence, is sometimes put as the nominative case to the verb : as, "To see the sun i* pleasant ;" " To be good is to be happy ;" " A desire to excel others in learning and virtue is commendable;" "That warm climates should accelerate the growth of the human body, and shorten its duration, is very reasonable to believe ;" " Te be temperate in eating and drinking, to use...
Page 135 - to write" was then present to me, and must still be considered as present, when I bring back that time, and the thoughts of it. It ought, therefore, to be, " The last week I intended to write.
Page 93 - A Conjunction is a part of speech that is chiefly used to connect sentences; so as, out of two or more sentences, to make but one; it sometimes connects only words; as, " Thou and he are happy, because you are good."
Page 45 - A Verb is a word which signifies to BE, to DO, or to SUFFER ; as,

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