A Shorter Course in English Grammar

Paperback | January 17, 2012

bySimon Kerl

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... series, or the omission of a connecting word. The dash denotes emphasis, or an abrupt turn of thought. The hyphen joins syllables of a word, or the parts of a compound word. The curves are used to inclose an incidental remark or explanation, that has an undertone in thought, and is called a parenthesis. The brackets are used to inclose a parenthesis put into another person's writing, or to distinguish a detached remark or subject. Quotation-marks are used to inclose what is quoted, or what the writer wishes to distinguish from the rest of his text. A Paragraph consists of one or more sentences, and is usnally distinguished by a new beginning on the left. The paragraph and tectum marks were much used formerly, but now they are seldom used j the blank space and new commencement being considered a sufficient sign. Exercises. Mention the kind of noun or pronoun, and then dispose of the word according to the Rule:--Words.--1. Go, Tubal, go. Mary, your lilies are in bloom. Plato, thou reason'st well. Three thousand ducats! 'tis a good round sum. The isles of Greece! the isles of Greece! where burning Sappho loved and sung. He formed thee, Adam! thee, O man.' The Pilgrim Fathers,--where are they? My banks they are furnished with bees. O Night and Storm and Darkness, ye are wondrous strong. Oh, my ducats! I shall never see my money again. You, sir, must remain. Webster's Dictionary. (This is the pure naming or nominative use of the noun, which has furnished the name of the case.) The Discontented Pendulum,--an Allegory. Punctuation.--An independent word or phrase is usually set off by the comma; but when the expression is rather emotional, an exclamation-point is placed after it. (Now apply this rule to the foregoing sentences.) Tubal is a proper noun: and it is ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... series, or the omission of a connecting word. The dash denotes emphasis, or an abrupt turn of thought. The hyphen joins syllabl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217675034

ISBN - 13:9780217675031

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