A short grammar of the English tongue with three hundred and thirty exercises

9781231207468: A short grammar of the English tongue with three hundred and thirty exercises

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. 1891 Excerpt: ...room. 10. He walked out before me. SUMMAEY. 1. There are five kinds of words that are inflected: NOUNS; PRONOUNS; VERBS; ADJECTIVES; and ADVERBS. 2. Prepositions and Conjunctions are not inflected. 3. Nouns are inflected for Number, Gender, and Case. i. Pronouns are inflected for Number and Case; and the Third Personal Pronoun for Gender also. 5. Adjectives are inflected for Comparison only. But two adjectives are inflected for Number--This (which makes These), and That (which, makes Those). 6. Verbs are inflected for Person, Number, Time, and Voice. (i) Person: I write: he writes. (ii) Number: he writes; they write, (in) Time: I write, I wrote. (iv) Voice: I strike; I am struck. 7. Adverbs are inflected for Comparison onl-. Fifth Method Of Parsing. When the lady saw the grim robber approaching, she turned and fled with all speed. 1. When is a conjunctive adverb. It is an adverb, because it modifies the verb saw. It is a conjunction, because it joins the two sentences 'The lady saw' and "She turned." (It is a kind of " grammatical nail.") 2. Lady, a noun... common... of the singular number... in the nominative case. It is the subject of, or nominative to, the verb saw. 3. Saw is a strong verb... active-transitive... rast tense... indicative mood... 3d person... singular number. It governs robber in the objective case, and agrees with its nominative lady in number and person. 4-Grim is an adjective of quality... in the positive degree. It qualifies the noun robber, lit is spelled with two m s when compared.) 5 Robber is a noon... common... of the singular number... in the objective case. It is governed by the tiansitive verb saw. 6. Approaching is a participle or verbal adjective. It is the present participle of the verb approach; and it ...

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