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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 - 1857 - 192 pages
...a part of this year, week ana day, whereof 1 speak. 490—1. In general, the perfect teiise may he applied wherever the action is connected with the...the author or of the work, though it may have been perfonned many centuries a^oj hut if neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannot be used....
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1857 - 192 pages
...the action is connected with the present lime, by the actual exisience, cither of the author or ot the work, though it may have been performed many centuries ago ; but if neither the author nor the work now remams, it cannot he used. We may say, " Cicero has written orations ;" hut we cannot say, '• Cicero...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1857 - 192 pages
...and to-day ; and still there remains a part oí tins year, week atio day, whereof 1 speak. 490 — 1. In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action is connected with the present lime, by the actual existence, either of the authol or of the work, though it may have been performed...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1859 - 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...connected with the present time, by the actual existence, eilher of the author or of the work, though it may have been performed many centuries ago ; but if...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1860 - 192 pages
...then) remains a part of this year, week, and day, whereof I speak. 490 — 1. In general, the perlcct tense may be applied wherever the action is connected...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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The practical English grammar

James Roscoe Mongan - 1864
...industriously, and he now enjoys the fruits of his labours." In this sense it can be applied, only whan the action is connected with the present time, by the actual existence of the author or of his works. We may say, ' Cicero has written orations ;'' but we cannot say, " Cicero...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1869 - 192 pages
...of this year, week, and day, whereof I speak. 490 — 1. In general, the perfect tense may be used wherever the action is connected with the present...work, though it may have been performed many centuries ogo ; but if neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannot be used \\'c may say, " Cicero...
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