A Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Stillman GreeneA Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Stillman Greene

A Grammar of the English Language

bySamuel Stillman Greene

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... to a principal element; as, "A man of wisdom;" "0 Cassius, you are yoked with a lamb." When the subordinate element is a single word, no connective is used; as, "A wise son maketh a glad father." 7. An independent element is one which stands in no grammatical relation to the parts of the sentence. Ex.--You wrong me, Brutus. Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus. Remark.--The independent element may be the nominative independent, the interjection, or an adverb used independently. 154. Substantive, Adjective, and Adverbial Elements. 1. An element in any of its forms is substantive, adjective, or adverbial, when, as a whole, it has the construction and use of the part of speech for which it is named. Ex.--Substantive.--Birds devour insects. To live happily requires obedicnce to all the laws of our being. Tliat the mind is under any necemity to adopt thin or that mode of action is denied. Adjective.--The best books were selected. Wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness. The lesson which was assigned was too long. Adverbial.--The wind blew briskly. The voice of the Lord was heard in the garden. Who shall decide when doctors disagree? Remark.--These three kinds of elements enter in to form the principal and the subordinate parts of the sentence. 2. The subject (147, 4) is always substantive: it is either a word or a group of words answering the question Who f or What? Ex.--Bees buzz. He rides. To be contents his natural desire. Who invented letters is not certainly known. 3. The predicate, in its attribute, may be either substantive or adjective, and is a word or a group of words answering the question What is said? Ex.--The day dawns. The affair it to be investigated. The only objection to the credibility of miracles is, that...
Title:A Grammar of the English LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217161766

ISBN - 13:9780217161763