Illustrated lessons on language, or, How to speak and write correctly; designed to teach English grammar, without technicalities

 
9781130433821: Illustrated lessons on language, or, How to speak and write correctly; designed to teach English grammar, without technicalities
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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. 1878 Excerpt: ...singing. 3.--do not grow in warm climates. 4. Are not--among the chief vices of the day? 5.--have been made states within our recollection. 6.--are imported from Europe. 7. What large animals the--are! Show why the following sentences are wrong, and correct them:--1. A six weeks' trip have quite restored his health. 2. A rosy cheek, a good appetite, a robust frame, is among the blessings of a country life. 3. Ray, with his friends, were first in the field. 4. The remembrance of past joys are always pleasant. 5. The physician and surgeon whose wife died yesterday were away at the time. 6. "Facts and Fancies," Dr. L.'s new work, are not in the library. 7. The "whistling oyster" is one of the greatest wonders that has lately appeared. 8. Was you present? 9. Friend after friend depart. x---LESSON LVI. 1. Rain or snow is sure to set in. 2. Cass, as well as Webster, was a native of New Hampshire. 3. Neither Vermont nor Kentucky was among the original states. 4. Pope, and not Dryden, was the translator of Homer. 5. Every man and every boy has his mission. Write the above sentences. How many subjects in each? Underline them. By what words are the subjects connected? In the fifth sentence, what adjective precedes the subjects connected by and? Are the verbs in these sentences singular or plural? Two or more singular subjects taken separately require a singular verb. Subjects are taken separately, when connected by or, nor, but, as well as, and not, if not--also when preceded by each, every, or no. "The driver was called, and the children put in the carriage." Write the above sentence. What auxiliary is used with the last participle put?--The omission of the auxiliary before put would be right, if the same auxiliary were required with pu...

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