Oxford Local Examinations. Thomson's Spring; With A Life Of The Poet, Notes And Remarks. By W. M…

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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. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Concession.. Though he has many faults, I esteem him. Equality.. William is as tall as his cousin (is tall). Inequality.. James is taller than his brother (is tall). ABBLDGED, CONTRACTED, AND ELLIPTICAL SENTENCES. 1. Instead of a complete'sentence, we frequently have phrases, with the noun in the nominative absolute, which may be regarded as abridged sentences. Thus: 1. When the storm had ceased, we left our shelter. (Abridged) The storm having ceased, we left our shelter. 2. When Spring returns, birds will sing. (Abridged) Spring returning, birds will sing. 3. When his education was completed, he returned home. (Abridged) His education being completed, he returned home. These phrases, each of which contains a simple or compound participle, and a noun in the nominative absolute, are generally termed absolute-clauses. 2. When one single verb has two or more subjects, or two or more objects, or when two verbs have only one subject expressed, such sentences are said to be contracted. Wx. 1. Herds and flocks drop the dry sprig (Two nominatives). 2. Animals eat, live, and die ( Three verbs). Ex. 3. Neither John nor James attends (Two nominatives). 4. Brought death into the world, and all our woe ( Two objectives). 5. James has a shilling, and Mary has fourpence. (The second sentence is contracted in the predicate.) 6. The steer and lion at one crib shall meet, And harmless serpents lick the pilgrims' feet. (The predicate is contracted; lick =. shall lick.) 3. A subordinate sentence is frequently abridged by Ex. 1. He is as tall as his brother (is tall). 2. He is wiser than most men (are wise). 3. Though sorely tried (though he was sorely tried), he did not despair. 4. The lid, when pressed (when it is pressed), discloses a spring. 5. The tree (which is) there is very...

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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. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Concession.. Though he has many faults, I esteem him. Equality.. William is as tall as his cousin (is tall). Inequality.. James is ta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217027423

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