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" Of the Tenses. TENSE, being the distinction of time, might seem to admit only of the present, past, and future; b.ut to mark it more accurately, it is made to consist of six variations, viz. the PRESENT, the IMPERFECT, the PERFECT, the PLUPERFECT, and... "
English Grammar, with an Improved Syntax - Page 52
by J. M. Putnam - 1831 - 162 pages
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An Abridgment of English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1839 - 100 pages
...time, might seem to admit only of the present, past, and future ; but to mark it mere accurately, it is made to consist of six variations, viz. the Present,...Perfect the Pluperfect, and the First and Second Future Tenses. The Present Tense represents an action or event, as passing at the Un<e in which it is. mentioned...
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English Grammar in Familiar Lectures: Accompanied by a Compendium, Embracing ...

Samuel Kirkham - English language - 1839 - 228 pages
...defective) may bo employed in the same manner. II. OF THE TENSES. TENSE means time. Verbs have six tenses, the Present, the Imperfect, the Perfect, the Pluperfect, and the First and Second Future tenses. The PRESENT TENSE represents an action or event as taking place at the time in which it is...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1840 - 192 pages
...steam-boat starts." 494. Tense is the distinction of time, and admits of six variations," namely — the present, the imperfect, the perfect, the pluperfect, and the first and second future tenses. XL. OF PARTICIPLES. 495. In the phrase, " I found a man laboring in the field/' the word labor...
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Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar. Improved, with an enlarged appendix ...

Lindley MURRAY - 1841 - 125 pages
...time, might seem to admit only of the present, past, and future ; but to mark it more accurately, it is made to consist of six variations, viz. the PRESENT,...PERFECT, the PLUPERFECT, and the FIRST and SECOND FUTURE TENSES. The Present Tense represents an action or event, as passing at the time in which it is mentioned...
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English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently ...

Roswell Chamberlain Smith - English language - 1841 - 192 pages
...steam-boat starts." 494. Tense is the distinction of time, and admits of six variations, namely — ğthe present, the imperfect, the perfect, the pluperfect, and the first and second future tenses. XL. OF PARTICIPLES. 495. In the phrase, " I found a man laboring in the field," the word fobor...
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A school grammar of the English language

Brothers of the Christian schools of Ireland - 1846
...honoured ; but with the help of the auxiliaries, these are made to consist of six tenses : namely, the present, the imperfect, the perfect, the pluperfect, and the first and second future lenses. (2) The Auxiliary, or helping, Verbs, by whicli all other verbs are conjugated, are themselves...
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The Reformed Grammar, Or, Philosophical Test of English Composition

Gerald Murray - English language - 1847 - 249 pages
...time, might seem to admit only of the present, past, and future; but to mark it more accurately, it is made to consist of six variations, viz., the present,...perfect, the pluperfect, and the first and second future tenses." The only part of the above attempt to define tense, that has any resemblance to a definition,...
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A Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Common Schools, Academies ...

Edward J. Hallock - English language - 1849 - 250 pages
...three genders ; the masculine ; the feminine, and the neuter." False Punctuation. There are six tenses the present the imperfect the perfect the pluperfect and the first and second future. COLON. § 276. The colon divides those parts of a compound sentence less closely connected than such...
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Linguĉ Anglicanĉ clavis, or, Rudiments of English grammar, ed. by C. Heycock

Henry St. John Bullen - 1853
...the time in which an action takes place. There are six Tenses, or Times, belonging to English Verbs; the Present, the Imperfect, the Perfect, the Pluperfect, and the first and second Futures. Note. — The principle upon which the tenses of verbs are arranged, may be explained on the...
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A Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Common Schools, Academies ...

Eduard J. Hallock - English language - 1854 - 250 pages
...three genders ; the masculine ; the feminine, and the neuter." False Punctuation. There are six tenses the present the imperfect the perfect the pluperfect and the first and second future. COLON. § 276. The colon divides those parts of a compound sentence less closely connected than such...
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