Composition - Rhetoric - Literature; A Four Years' Course For Secondary Schools

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byMartha Hale Shackford

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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. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX Definition of Grammar. -- Grammar (Greek, to ivrite) is the science of speaking or of writing correctly, that is, in accordance with the rules that govern a language. No two languages have the same grammatical rules; each has its own laws which the careful speaker obeys scrupulously. A grammar of a language states what the parts of speech are, what changes they undergo when put into sentences, and what their relations are in the sentence. CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARTS OF SPEECH IN THE SENTENCE The Sentence: Subject and Predicate. -- The sentence consists of a number of words so related that they convey a complete thought. Every sentence has two parts, -- the subject, or the person or thing about which the sentence as a whole says something, and the predicate, or that which is said about the subject. The subject may consist of a single word or of a group of words; this is also true of the predicate. In the following examples the subject is printed in italics to distinguish it from the rest of the sentence, which is the predicate. John ran. Dr. White's son John ran. John ran after the thief. The Parts of Speech. -- When more than a single word is needed in the subject to name the thing spoken of, and more than a single word in the predicate to say something about this thing, every word has its special use in expressing the thought and is named according to its use. There are eight "parts of speech," each of which is illustrated in the following sentence. O John! turn the hose, now, quickly, on that new red rosebush while you have time, for it is very dry. 1. A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea (Latin nomen, a name). Ex. John, hose, rose-bush, time. 2. A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun (Latin pro: for, and nomen: name). Ex. ...

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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. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX Definition of Grammar. -- Grammar (Greek, to ivrite) is the science of speaking or of writing correctly, that is, in accorda...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217194214

ISBN - 13:9780217194211

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