A Grammar of the English Language: Adapted to the Use of Schools and Academies

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H. Cowperthwait & Company, 1860 - 264 pages

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Contents

Exercise
37
Properties of Nouns
38
Person of Nouns
39
Exercise
40
Number of Nouns
41
Regular Formation of the Plural
42
Irregular Formation of the Plural
43
Plural of Proper Names
44
Remarks on the Number 01 Nouns
45
Exercise
46
Gender of Nouns
47
Methods of distinguishing the Sexes
48
Exercise
49
Case of Nouns
50
Declension of Nouns
51
Exercise
52
Parsing
53
Exercise ADJECTIVES
54
Definitions
55
Classes of Adjectives
56
Articles
57
Exercise
58
Pronominal Adjectives
59
Exercise
60
Numeral Adjectives
61
Exercise
62
Qualifying Adjectives
63
Comparison of Adjectives
64
Formation of the Comparative and Superlative
65
Exercise
66
Models for Parsing PRONOUNS
67
Definitions and Distinctions
68
Classes of Pronouns
69
Personal Pronouns
70
Exercise
71
Declension of the Personal Pronouns
72
Exercise
73
Relative Pronouns
74
Simple Relatives
75
Compound Relatives
76
ExerciseModels for Parsing
77
Interrogative Pronouns
78
Exercise
79
66
80
Exercise
81
Definitions and Distinctions
82
Present Active Participle
84
Perfect Participles Active and Passive
85
TENSE
86
Divisions of Time
87
Classes of Tenses
88
Past Tense
89
Future Tense
90
Tenses in all the Modes
91
Exercise
92
Forms of the Verb
93
Forms for each Division of Time
94
Conjugation of the Auxiliaries
95
Signification of the Auxiliaries
96
Exercise
98
Uses of AuxiliariesFormation of Tenses
101
Number and Person of the Verb
103
CONJUGATION
104
Conjugation of Verb TO BE
105
Exercise
109
Interrogative and Negative Forms
115
SynopsisProgressive and Emphatic FormsVerb Read
116
Irregular Verbs
118
Exercise
122
Defective Verbs
123
SECTION
130
Exercise
136
Definition
142
Sentences classified by their use as a whole
148
Exercise
167
Equivalent Elements
168
Exercise
169
Definitions
170
Simple Complex and Compound Elements
172
Directions for general Analysis of Sentences
173
Directions for the Analysis of Elements
174
Models for the Analysis of Sentences and their Elements
175
Exercise
180
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181
Exercise
184
A Noun or Pronoun as Attribute
186
Exercise
187
Agreement of the Pronoun
190
Exercise
195
The Verb as Predicate
197
Exercise
198
The Adjective as Modifier and as Predicate
200
Exercise
203
The Noun or Pronoun in Apposition
204
Exercise
205
Noun or Pronoun in the Possessive
207
Exercise
209
The Object
210
Exercise
212
Adverbs as Modifiers
213
Exercise
214
Case Independent and Interjection
215
Exercise
216
Co÷rdinate Conjunctions
217
Exercise
218
Co÷rdinate Constructions
220
Exercise
222
243
223
The Object of the Preposition
224
Exercise
225
Subordinate Connectives
226
Exercise
227
The Infinitive
228
Exercise
229
Participles
230
Exercise
231
General Exercises for Analysis and Parsing
232
Idiomatic and Peculiar Constructions
233
Figures of Etymology
234
Exercise
235
Figures of Syntax
236
Exercise
237
Figures of Rhetoric
238
Exercise PUNCTUATION
239
Definitions and Distinctions POINTS USED WITHIN A SENTENCE
240
General uses of the Comma
241
Co÷rdinate Elements
242
Exercise
243
Principal and Subordinate Elements
244
Exercise
245
The Principal Elements
246
Exercise
247
Independent and Parenthetic Expressions
248
The Semicolon and Colon
249
Exercise
250
The Dash and Parenthesis
251
Exercise
252
POINTS USED AT THE CLOSE OF A SENTENCE 253 The Period
253
Exercise
254
Interrogation and Exclamation Points
255
Exercise
256
Other points used in writing
257
Exercise
258
Definitions
259
Verse
260
Feet
261
Exercise 263 Classification of Verse 264 Scanning 265 Iambic Verso 266 Trochaic Verse 267 AnapŠstic Verse 268 Dactylic Verse 269 Poetic Pauses...
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