English Usage; Studies In The History And Uses Of English Words And Phrases

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Lesslie Hall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...upon a noun, or leave to be supplied a notion already named; but, in part, completely isolated, must leave a subject to be conjectured." This scholar, then, recognizes the participle standing alone. He finds it all through the literature. He does not call it' inadmissible ", "careless ", "hasty,' but treats it as a regular phenomenon of the language. He then shows the various phases under which this participle makes its appearance: (1) the logical subject of the participle may have to be gathered from a possessive pronoun; (2) or from some noun or pronoun gone before; (3) subjects to the participle not expressly denoted may, often in the dialogue, be the speakers or one of them. Here is a distinct recognition, by a great German scholar, of a participle which many of our own scholars have called by all kinds of names implying that it is a monstrosity in our literature, while they quote sentences from the most eminent authors to show how hasty these writers are and how many of them perpetrate inadmissible sentences. Matzner quotes some of the same and others to show what good authority he has for his treatment of the locution. Among the authorities he cites are Mandeville, the Coventry Mysteries, Shakespeare, Sheridan Knowles, Butler, Scott, Cooper, Irving, and Sir Frederick Madden, a distinguished list of murderers of the King's English. 1 Bow to Parse, p. 238.-Modern English, p. 306. 1 English Grammar, (Greco's translation) III, pp. 72, 73. But possibly some one will say that Krapp and Matzner are specialists in language; therefore not to be trusted implicitly. Let us turn, then, to a man who is not a specialist in the same sense as these, but a cultivated scholar who has shown a profound knowledge of some periods...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...upon a noun, or leave to be supplied a notion already named; but, in part, completely isolated, must leave a su...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021771773X

ISBN - 13:9780217717731

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