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English Grammar, With an Improved Syntax: Part I. Comprehending at One View ...
John March Putnam
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action adding adjective adverb agrees appear applied auxiliary become belong called comma common compound conjugated conjunction connected considered denotes derived distinction ellipsis English examples expressed former frequently gender give governed grammar happy imperative Imperfect Tense imply importance indefinite indicative mood infinitive mood instances intransitive joined kind language latter live loved manner marked meaning mind names nature nominative noun objective participle particular pass passive past Perfect phrase Pluperfect Plural positive possessive potential preceding preposition Present Tense pronoun proper qualify reference regular relation relative remarks require respect Rule seen sense sentence separated signify simple Singular sometimes speak speech styled subjunctive substantives supplies Syntax taken termination thing third person Thou tion tive transitive verb understood verb virtue whole wise word writing
Page 2 - Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ; " and also to an act. entitled, " An act, supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietor? of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 150 - So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy departure? All that breathe Will share thy destiny. The gay will laugh When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care Plod on, and each one as before will chase His favorite phantom ; yet all these shall leave Their mirth and their employments, and shall come And make their bed with thee.
Page 150 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan that moves To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 100 - I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Page 161 - WISDOM crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets : she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Page 130 - There appears to be, in general, equal reason for repeating the nominative, and resuming the subject, when the course of the sentence is diverted by a change of the mood or tense. The following sentences may therefore be improved. " Anger glances into the breast of a wise man, but will rest only in the bosom of fools ;" " but rests only ;" or, " but it ivill rest only." " Virtue is praised by many, and would be desired also, if her worth were really known ;"
Page 52 - Of the Tenses. TENSE, being the distinction of time, might seem to admit only of the present, past, and future; b.ut to mark it more accurately, it is made to consist of six variations, viz. the PRESENT, the IMPERFECT, the PERFECT, the PLUPERFECT, and the FIRST and SECOND FUTURE TENSES. The Present Tense represents an action or event, as passing at the time in which it is mentioned : as, " I rule ; I am ruled ; I think ; I fear.
Page 54 - In general, the perfect tense may be applied wherever the action is connected with the present time, by the actual existence, either of the author, or of the work, though it may have been performed many centuries ago ; but if neither the author nor the work now remains, it cannot be used. We may say,
Page 100 - As sentences themselves are divided into simple and compound, so the members of sentences may be divided likewise into simple and compound members : for whole sentences, whether simple or compounded, may become members of other sentences, by means of some additional connexion ; as in the following example : " The ox knoweih his owner, and the ass his master's crib ; but Israel doth not know, my people do not consider.