Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar: With an Appendix, Containing Exercises in Orthography, in Parsing, in Syntax, and in Punctuation

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Lincoln & Edmands, stereotyped by S. Walker, 1826 - English language - 122 pages
 

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Page 15 - Gender. GENDER is the distinction of nouns, with regard to sex. There are three genders, the MASCULINE, the FEMININE, and the NEUTER. The Masculine Gender denotes animals of the male kind : as, a man, a horse, a bull.
Page 21 - A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun, to avoid the too frequent repetition of the same word ; as, the man is happy, he is benevolent, he is useful.
Page 55 - For when a man declares in autumn, when he is eating them, or in spring, when there are none, that he loves grapes...
Page 13 - A Conjunction is a part of speech that is chiefly used to connect sentences; so as, out of two or more sentences, to make but one; it sometimes connects only words; as, " Thou and he are happy, because you are good.
Page 73 - PUNCTUATION is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses which the sense, and an accurate pronunciation require.
Page 13 - A verb is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer ; as, I am — I rule — I am ruled.
Page 67 - If there be but one body of legislators, it is no better than a tyranny ; if there are only two, there will want a casting voice...
Page 9 - ENGLISH GRAMMAR. ENGLISH GRAMMAR is the art of speaking and writing the English Language with propriety.
Page 37 - FUTURE TENSE. SINGULAR. PLURAL. 1. I shall or will love. 1. We shall or will love. 2. Thou shalt or wilt love. 2.
Page 78 - The propriety of using a colon, or semicolon, is sometimes determined by a conjunction's being expressed, or not expressed : as, " Do not flatter yourselves with the hope of perfect happiness : there is no such thing in the world.

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