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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 Excerpt: ...False Syntax to be corrected. Him destroyed, or won to what may work his utter loss. Whose gray top shall tremble, him descending.. RULE. When an address is made to a person or thing, the noun or pronoun is put in the nominative case independent; as, It must be so, Plato; thou reasonest well; Awake, my St John; Hear, oh! heavens, and givo ear, oh ' earth. Si'ilcimek Of Parsing. It must be so, Plato; thou reasonest well. Plato is a proper noun, of the second person, singular number, and nominative case independent, agreeably to the rule which says, " When an address is made," &c. Two or more nouns, &c. in the singular number, joined together by one or more copulative conjunctions, must have verbs, nouns, and pronouns agreeing with them in the plural number; as, Socrates and Plato were wise; they were the most eminent philosophers of Greece-r The sun that rolls over our heads, the food that we receive, the rest that we enjoy, daily admonish us of a superior and superintending Power. Questions. What number is were? Why would it not be proper to use was, instead of were? A. Because was is singular, and tho two nouns, Socrates and Plate, are joined together by the copulative conjunction and; and the rule says, " Two or more nouns," &c. What number is they? Why not he, instead of they? What number is admonish? Why not admonishes, instead of admonish? Specimen Of Pausing. Peace and joy are virtue's crown. Arc is an irregular verb neuter, indicative mode, present tense, third person, plural number, agreeing with its nominative cases peace and joy; agreeably to tho rule which says, "Two or more nouns,' etc. Exercises in Parsing. Vanity and presumption ruin many a promising youth. Food, clothing, and credit, are the rewards of mdu...
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