A New English Grammar

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byBrandon Turner

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... PART II.--ETYMOLOGY. Etymology treats of the different parts of speech, into which words are divided, and their classes and modifications. THE PARTS OF SPEECH. The words of the English language are divided into ten sorts, or Parts of Speech; namely, the Article, the Noun, the Adjective, the Pronoun, the Verb, the participle, the Adverb, the Conjunction, the Preposition, and the Interjection. 1. The Article.--An Article is a word placed before nouns, to limit their meaning: there are two articles, a or an, and the. 2. The Noun.--A Noun is a word which is either the name of a person, animal, place, thing, or idea: as, George, man, dog, London, apple, truth. Of what does Etymology treat? How many, and what are the parts of speech? What is an article?--Which are the articles? What is a noun?--What examples are given? 3. The Adjective.--An Adjective is a word which expresses quality or degree, and is joined to a noun or pronoun to describe it: as, A raise man; a new book; a fat ox. You two are diligent. 4. The Pronoun.--A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun, to repeat the idea: as, The boy is learning his lesson; he is diligent, and therefore he soon learns it. 5. The Verb.--A Verb is a word which affirms what is said of persons and things: as, I am here; the sun shines; I have loved. 6. The Participle.--A Participle is a word derived from a verb, and partakes of the nature of a verb and an adjective; and is generally formed by adding ing, d, or ed, to the verb: thus, from the verb rule, are formed three participles, two simple and one compound: as, 1. ruling, 2. ruled, 3. having ruled. 7. The Adverb.--An Adverb is a word joined to a verb, a participle, an adjective, or another adverb, to define it; and generally expresses time, place, degree, or manner: as...

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... PART II.--ETYMOLOGY. Etymology treats of the different parts of speech, into which words are divided, and their classes and modi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217160891

ISBN - 13:9780217160896

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