Elements Of Rhetoric And English Composition; First And Second High School Courses

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byGeorge Rice Carpenter

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE SENTENCE: ITS GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE 48. Our Method Of Procedure.--49. The Sentence, The Clause, And The Phrase.--Exercise 19.--50. Simple, ComPlex, And Compound Sentences.--Exercise 20.--61. Analysis Of Simple Sentences.--Exercise 21.--52. Analysis Of ComPlex And Compound Sentences.--Exercise 22.--53. FunDamental Errors In The Construction Of Sentences.--Exercise 23. 48. Our Method of Procedure.--The principles of rhetoric are of two sorts,--those that concern the choice of words and those that concern the arrangement of words. We shall assume for some little time that the pupil chooses the words best suited for his purpose, and confine ourselves for the moment to helping him to arrange his words in the most effective manner. Later we shall return to the matter of the choice of words. 49. The Sentence, the Clause, and the Phrase.--It is impossible to understand the rhetorical principles that govern the arrangement of words without having clearly in mind the grammatical principles that govern sentence-structure. It is of the utmost importance that the pupil should be able to analyze sentences readily, distinguishing modifiers from the words or phrases they modify, and subordinate clauses from principal clauses. In order to make sure that the pupil is fully acquainted with the process of analysis, some time must be spent in reviewing certain essential parts of English grammar, beginning with the following points:--(1) Groups of words containing a subject and a predicate are called clauses; e.g. that he should be there; if he comes; whoever he is. (2) A principal, or independent, clause is one that makes by itself a complete statement; e.g. I shall go. (3) A subordinate, or dependent, clause is one that is meaningless unless associated with a p...

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE SENTENCE: ITS GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE 48. Our Method Of Procedure.--49. The Sentence, The Clause, And The Phrase.-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217926169

ISBN - 13:9780217926164

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