An epitome of English grammar; by J.W.R.

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Jonathan Wacey, 1839 - 130 pages

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Page 36 - The Conjugation of a verb, is the regular combination and arrangement of its several numbers, persons, moods, and tenses. The Conjugation of an active verb is styled the ACTIVE VOICE ; and that of a passive verb, the PASSIVE VOICE.
Page 102 - PUNCTUATION is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses, which the sense and an accurate pronunciation require. The Comma represents the shortest pause ; the Semicolon, a pause double that of the comma ; the Colon, double that of the semicolon ; and the Period, double that of the colon.
Page 56 - LOVED. Indicative Mood. Present^ Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I am loved. 1. We are loved. 2. Thou art loved. 2. Ye or you are loved. 3. He is loved. 3. They are loved. Imperfect Tense.
Page 100 - QUANTITY. The quantity of a syllable is that time which is occupied in pronouncing it. It is considered as long or short. A vowel or syllable is long, when the accent is on the vowel ; which occasions it to be slowly joined, in pronunciation, to the following letter ; as, "Fall, bale, mood, house, feature.
Page 99 - Accent. ACCENT is the laying of a peculiar stress of the voice, on a certain letter or syllable in a word, that it may be better heard than the rest, or distinguished from them...
Page 5 - There are, in English, nine sorts of words, or, as they are commonly called, PARTS OF SPEECH ; namely, the ARTICLE, the SUBSTANTIVE or NOUN, the ADJECTIVE, the PRONOUN, the VERB, the ADVERB, the PREPOSITION, the CONJUNCTION, and the INTERJECTION. 1.
Page 60 - TENSE. SINGULAR. PLURAL. 1. If I were loved. 1 . If we were loved. 2. If thou wert loved. 2. If ye or you were loved. 3. If he were loved.
Page 67 - ... read read read rend rent rent rid rid rid ride rode ridden ring rang rung rise rose risen run ran run...
Page 103 - The semicolon is used for dividing a compound sentence into two or more parts, not so closely connected as those which are separated by a comma, nor yet so little dependent on each other, as those which are distinguished by a colon. " The semicolon is sometimes used, when the preceding member of the sentence does not of itself give a complete sense, but depends...
Page 102 - PUNCTUATION. PUNCTUATION is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses, which the sense and an accurate pronunciation require.

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