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" 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... "
English Grammar, with an Improved Syntax - Page 54
by J. M. Putnam - 1831 - 162 pages
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The Elements of English Grammar: Methodically Arranged for the Assistance of ...

George Neville Ussher - English language - 1803 - 96 pages
...exiftenc-t, either of the author, or of the work, though it may hare been performed many ce»turies ago; but if neither the author nor the work now remains, it canMat be ufed. We may fay " Cicero hm written orations ;" but we cannot fay, ii Cicero but 'written...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1805 - 336 pages
...this week, and today ; and still there remains a part of this year, Week, and day whereof I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...say, " Cicero has written orations ;" but we cannot say. " Cicero has written poems ;" because the orations are in being, but the poems are lost. Speaking...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1805 - 336 pages
...but if we speak of the last century, we say, " Philosophers made great discoveries in the last cenIn general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...say, " Cicero has written orations ;" but we cannot say. " Cicero has written poems ;" because the orations are in being, but the poems are lost. Speaking...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1805 - 328 pages
...tenfe may be applied wherever the action is connected with the prefent time, by the actual exiftence, either of the author, or of the work, though it may...the author nor the work now remains, it cannot be ufed. We may fay, " Cicero has written orations ;" but we cannot fay, "Cicero has written poems ;"...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1807 - 332 pages
...this week, and today ; and still there remains a part of this year, week, and day whereof I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...connected with the present time, by the actual existence, eitlljer of the author, or of the work, though it rr ay have been performed many centuries ago ; but...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - English language - 1808
...this week, and to-day ; and still there remains a part of this year, week, and day, w hereof I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...now remains, it cannot be used. We may say, " Cicero lias written orations ;" but we cannot say, " Cicero has written poems }" because ihe orations are...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners, with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1809 - 336 pages
...this week, and to-day ; and still there remains a part of this ycar, week, and day, whereof I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...centuries ago ; but if neither the author nor the work now remuins, it cannot be used. We may say, " Cicero has written orations ;" but we cannot sav, "Cicero...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners. With an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1810 - 346 pages
...year, week and day, whereof I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action h connected with the present time, by the actual existence,...centuries ago ; but if neither the author nor the work now remtiins, it cannot be used. We may say, " Cicero has written orations;" but wecannotsay, " Cicero...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1815 - 339 pages
...this week, and to day : and still there remains a part of this year, week, and day, whereof I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...We may say, " Cicero has written orations :'' but ive cannot say, " Cicero has written poems ;" because the orations are in being, but the poems are...
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English Grammar,: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners, : with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1816 - 287 pages
...remains a part of this year, week, and day, whereof] speak. In -general, the perfect tense may be app'ied wherever the action is connected with the present time, by the actual existence, either of the au nor, ov of the work, though it may have be«n performed many centuries ago; but if neither the author...
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