Dengler's Lessons And Exercises In English

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWalter E. Dengler

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...two forms, the common form, for all uses of the noun in the sentence but one; and the possessive form, used to show ownership or possession. To make the possessive form of the singular number, suffix to the common form of the noun, an apostrophe and "s" ('s); as, boy, boy's. If the singular number ends in "s," or any hissing sound, the ('s) is pronounced as "es"; as, fox, fox's (pronounced foxes); grass, grass's (pronounced grasses); church, church's (pronounced churches). Good usage seems to favor the "s" in such proper names as James's, Evans's, King Charles's. To make the possessive form of the plural number, when the plural number does not end in "s," suffix an apostrophe and "s" ('s); as, men, men's; oxon, oxen's. To plural nouns, ending in "s", suffix an apostrophe only, and pronounce like the plural form; as friends', days." (In the phrases, for Jesus' sake, for conscience' sake, for goodness' sake, for righteousness' sake, the "s" is omitted both in spelling and in pronouncing.) In forming the possessive of compound nouns, the possessive sign is always placed at the end; as, brother-in-law's, brothers-in-law's. If two or mo: e nouns are taken together to indicate joint ownership, the possessive sign is suffixed to the last of these nouns only; as, "Sadler and Howe's Bookkeeping." If each of the nouns denoting joint ownership is preceded by an adjective, or if they are placed in contrast, the possessive sign is suffixed to each noun; as, "It was the motorman's and not the conductor's duty;" "He is the poor man's, as well as the rich man's, friend." If two or more nouns are taken together to indicate separate ownership, the possessive sign should be suffixed to each; as, "Anderson's and Hull's Arithmetic." (Anderson's modifies Arithmetic...

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...two forms, the common form, for all uses of the noun in the sentence but one; and the possessive form, used to show own...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217704034

ISBN - 13:9780217704038

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