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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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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1841 - 192 pages
...week, and to-day j and still there remains a part of this year, week and day, whereof 1 speak. 490—1. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...or of the work, though it may have been performed manv centuries agt> ; but if neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannot be used. We may...
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English Grammar in Familiar Lectures: Accompanied by a Compendium Embracing ...

Samuel Kirkham - English language - 1844
...week, and day, of which I speak. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action re connected with the present time, by the actual existence...but if neither the author nor the work now remains, the perfect tense ought not to be employed. Speaking of priests in general, we may say, " They have,...
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Murray's English Grammar Simplified Designed to Facilitate the Study of the ...

Lindley Murray, Allen Fisk - 1846
...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...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 on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1847 - 192 pages
...and to-day ; and still there remains a part оf this year. eek and day, whereof 1 speak. 490—1. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...author nor the work now remains, it cannot be used. We mav iay, " Cicero luis written orations ;" but we cannot say, " Cicero has written poems ;" because...
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The Reformed Grammar, Or, Philosophical Test of English Composition

Gerald Murray - English language - 1847 - 249 pages
...— See Pickbourn, on the English Verb ; and the fifth edition of the Octavo Grammar, page 113." If the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action...though it may have been performed many centuries ago," we can correctly say, "Cicero has written orations some centuries ago;" because the orations now actually...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1849 - 192 pages
...and to-day ; and still there remains a part of this year, week, and day, whereof I speak. 490—1. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...if neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannpt be used. We may say, " Cicero has written orations ;" but we cannot say, " Cicero 'tas written...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1852
...this week, and to-day ; and still there remains a part of this year, week, and day, whereof I spe.\k. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...remains, it cannot be used. We may say, " Cicero has uritten orations :" but we cannot say, " Cic?ro has written poems :" because the orations are in being,...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners with an ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1852 - 264 pages
...this week, and to-day ; and still liiere remains a part of this year, week, and day, whereof I spe.ik. In general, the perfect tense "may be applied wherever...remains, it cannot be used. We may say, " Cicero has wrilten orations :" but we cannot say, " Cicero has written poems :" because the orations are in being,...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1852 - 192 pages
...week, and to-day; and still there remains a part of this year, week, and day, whereof I epeak. 490—1. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action is connected wilh the present time, by the actual existence, eilher of the author or of the work, though it may...
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Smith's New Grammar: English Grammar on the Productive System: a Method of ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1853 - 192 pages
...and to-day ; and still there remams a part of this year, week, and day, whereof I speak. 490 — 1. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever...neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannot lie used. We may say, " Cicero has written orations ;" but we cannot say, " Cicero has written poems...
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