Drill Book in English by George E. GayDrill Book in English by George E. Gay

Drill Book in English

byGeorge E. Gay

Paperback | January 18, 2012

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Grammar And Rhetoric. Rules Of Concord. 1. A verb agrees with its subject in number and person. Doesn't he know; not Don't he know. 2. An appositive agrees with its subject in case. Washington, Franklin, Lincoln, and the other noted patriots, they not them whom all revere, are proper models for the young. 3. When the subject consists of singular nouns or pronouns connected by and, the verb is plural. James and Charles are not is here. 4. When plural nouns or several connected nouns convey but one idea, they take a verb in the singular. Bread and butter forms not form a good diet. 5. When the subject consists of singular nouns or pronouns connected by or, either... or, or neither... nor, the verb must be singular. Either John or James is not are at the station. The best usage requires that no verb be omitted unless it is in the same form as a corresponding verb that is expressed (see rule 71), but many writers obey the following,--6. A verb having several subjects agrees with the nearest; but a verb having two subjects, one affirmative and one negative, agrees with the affirmative subject. The common soldiers, not the general, have not has won this battle. 7. A collective noun has a singular verb when it conveys the idea of unity; a plural verb, when it conveys the idea of plurality. The army have shouldered their knapsacks. The army has won a victory. 8. Adjectives that imply number must agree with their nouns. Every man is worthy. Many soldiers were wounded. Each, every, either, neither, many a, this, that, much, little, less, and least are singular; these, those, many, few, fewer, and fewest are plural; all, some, no, any, and other may be either singular or plural. 9. A pronoun agrees with its antecedent in number, person, and gender. Every ...
Title:Drill Book in EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217204929

ISBN - 13:9780217204927