A Grammar for Children: With Emblematic Illustrations

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S. Colman, successor to Lilly, Wait and Company, 1835 - English language - 63 pages
 

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Page 43 - Lupin was, comforted by the mere voice and presence of such a man; and, though he had merely said 'a verb must agree with its nominative case in number and person...
Page 50 - 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 10 - 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.
Page 55 - Mood or Mode is a particular form of the verb, showing the manner in which the being, action, or passion, is represented.
Page 28 - 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 28 - Some adverbs are compared, thus ; soon, sooner, soonest; often, oftener, oftenest. Those ending in ly, are compared by more and most ; as, wisely, more wisely, most wisely.
Page 8 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, when they end with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double their final consonant before an additional syllable that begins with a vowel : as, rob, robber ; permit, permitt,ng.
Page 35 - SYNTAX. THE third part of grammar is SYNTAX, which treats of the agreement and construction of words in a sentence. A sentence is an assemblage of words, forming a complete sense. Sentences are of two kinds, simple and compound. A simple sentence has in it but one subject, and one finite* verb: as, "Life is short.
Page 36 - The first person denotes the speaker; the second, the person spoken to ; and the third, the person spoken of. The singular number denotes one ; and the plural, more than one.
Page 8 - The final y of a primitive word, when preceded by a consonant, is changed into i before an additional termination : as, merry, merrier, merriest, merrily, merriment ; pity, pitied, pities, pitiest, pitiless, pitiful, pitiable.

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