Practical Studies In Grammar; Dealing With The Principles Of English Language And Composition

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byAlvah A. Weaver

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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 Excerpt: ... Note. Verb-form is a term of convenience, used to designate the various constructions of verbs, and of words and phrases derived from verbs. The verb may be a single word, or a verb-phrase of one, two, three or four words representing different tense formations. The participle is derived from a verb and does duty as a noun or an adjective; it may be the principal word in the assertive part of the predicate; it may also perform the office of an adverb. The infinitive form of the verb, without the preposition to, is the simplest or present tense form of the verb; and, with to expressed or understood, it may be used as a noun, adjective, or adverb. In many of these offices, we recognize the origin and speak of these various forms, in a general way, as verb-forms. Questions for Study and Investigation The following questions were selected from the examination lists used by the "Department of Education" in several states. These questions cover a wide range and the pupil will find a study of them interesting and profitable. 1. Define a sentence. Name the four kinds of sentences according to meaning and give an example of each. 2. What is a phrase? Classify phrases according to form; according to use or office. 3. Analyze the sentence, How do you do? Write a sentence, containing a participle modifying a subject, a verb in the active voice, and a prepositional phrase used as an adverbial modifier. 4. Define a clause. Classify sentences according to form. Write the plurals of the following words: alley, wolf, hanger-on, and ratio. 5. Name five uses of the noun. Illustrate each by an original sentence. 6. Correct the following sentences and give reason. (No credit-will be allowed unless reasons are given): 1. He declared that him and George would go. 2. Who did you g...

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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 Excerpt: ... Note. Verb-form is a term of convenience, used to designate the various constructions of verbs, and of words and phrases derived...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217532233

ISBN - 13:9780217532235

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