Elementary grammar and composition

9781236363435: Elementary grammar and composition
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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. 1880 Excerpt: ... out all the parts of speech in the above sentences. Note.--Interjections may be omitted in the analysis of the sentences in which they are found. They may be placed before and a little above the first words in a diagram. Questions.--What is an interjection? What should usually be placed after an interjection? PART II. SYNTAX-COMPOSITION. 49. PROPERTIES OF THE NOUN. To the noun belong Gender, Person, Number, and Case. These are called its Properties. 50. GENDER. Objects are either male or female; as, boy, girl; or neither male nor female; as, apple. Their names, therefore, may be classified with regard to sex. This distinction is called Gender. 1. Gender is a distinction of nouns or pronouns with regard to sex. 2. There are four genders: Masculine, Feminine, Common, and Neuter. 3. The Masculine Gender denotes males; as, boy. 4. The Feminine Gender denotes females; as, girl. Some words, as children, parent, etc., are used to denote either males or females. The gender of such words is said to be Common. (79) 5. The Common Gender denotes either males or females; as, parent. 6. The Neuter Gender denotes neither males nor females; as, house. 7. There are three ways of distinguishing the masculine and feminine genders: 1. By using different words; as, father, mother; brother, sister; boy, girl; gentleman, lady; Mr., Mrs.; Charles, Caroline; drake, duck; hart, roe. 2. By different terminations; as, actor, actress; executor, executrix; hero, heroine. 3. By joining some distinguishing word; as, man-servant, maidservant; he-bear, she-bear; landlord, landlady; merman, mermaid. Tell the gender of the following nouns: Cart. Duke. Father. Nephew. Countess. Poet. Susan. Joseph. Milliner. President. Aunt. Baker. Madam. Empress. Administratrix. Give the corresponding mascul...

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