A Common-school Grammar Of The English Language by Simon KerlA Common-school Grammar Of The English Language by Simon Kerl

A Common-school Grammar Of The English Language

bySimon Kerl

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PARTS OF SPEECH. ETYMOLOGY AND SYNTAX. 157. A Part of Speech is a class of words, made according to their use and meaning in sentences. By synecdoche, the term part of speech is often applied to a single word. 158. The English language has nine Parts Of Speech; Nouns, Pronouns, Articles, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections. The nouns, pronouns, and verbs, arc the chief classes; and next to them rank the adjectives and the adverbs. These five classes have, to some extent, what are called inflections; that is, they are sometimes changed in form to express a modification in the idea. NOUNS AND PRONOUNS Classification. Personal,, NuMBER-1 Plural. Pro-Relative,. f Nominative, nouns. Interrogative, case. Possessive, Adjective. Objective. Nouns and Pronouns are sometimes called Sub'slantives. Gender. Masculine, Feminine, Common, Neuter. First, Person. Second, Third. Singular, NOUNS. 159. A Noun is a name. Ex.--Martha, Columbus, river, wind, farm, farmer. 160. Sometimes a phrase is used as a noun. Ex.--New York; Sir Walter Scott; Henry the Eighth; Duke of Marlborough. "Toward the earth's centre is down." 161. Sometimes a clause is used as a noun. Ex.--" That the war must soon end, is plain." (What is plain?) "I will see whether the fire is hurning." (See what?) "It is certain that he will go." (What is certain?) 162. Sometimes a word from another part of speech, or a mere sign, is used as a noun. Ex.--" The proudest she in Christendom."--Shakespeare. "The why is plain as way to parish church."--Id. "The signs-)-,--, X, and-i-."--Robinson. CLASSES OF NOUNS. 163. Nouns are divided into two classes,--proper and common; and the common nouns include, as a part of their number, collective nouns, abstract nouns, and verbal nouns. 164. ...
Title:A Common-school Grammar Of The English LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217424724

ISBN - 13:9780217424721