Modern English Volume 1 ; book 2. A practical English grammar with exercises in composition

 
9781235966019: Modern English Volume 1 ; book 2. A practical English grammar with exercises in composition

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. 1905 Excerpt: ...3. He was at home. 2. He plays ball. 4. They were at home. Notice that play, in 1, is used with a subject of the first person, and plays, in 2, with a subject of the third person. It is evident that the form of the verb sometimes depends on the person of the subject. Notice that was, in 3, is used with a singular subject and that were, in 4, is used with a plural subject. It is evident that the form of the verb sometimes depends on the number of the subject. 353. A verb must agree with its subject in person and number. 354. Verbs expressing natural operations, like those pertaining to the weather, are called impersonal verbs, meaning without person, because the subject (which is regularly the pronoun if) does not refer to any definite person or thing; as, It rains. It hails. How it thunders! EEVIEW QUESTIONS 1. Use the following verbs transitively and intransitively: hide, shake, spread, slop. 2. Make a sentence with a verb in the active voice. 3. Change the sentence to the passive voice. Explain the change. 4. What does paasive mean? 5. What is meant by the doer of an action? The receiver? G. What becomes of the object of a transitive verb when the verb is changed to the passive form? Illustrate. 7. What kind of verbs have passive forms? 8. Explain the passive form in He was laughed at. 9. What is mode? 10. Name three modes. 11. Describe and illustrate three uses of the indicative mode. 12. Three of the subjunctive mode. 13. Two of the imperative mode. 14. What is tense? 15. Give examples of the present, past, and future tenses. 16. What determines the person and number of a verb? 17. Give o the person and number of the following verbs: John plays ball; I exercise every day; We are ready; Boys, were you at the lecture? Where is Mary? CHAPTER XCVIII VERBALS...

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