Punctuation, And Other Typographical Matters; For The Use Of Printers, Authors, Teachers, And…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMarshall Train Bigelow

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... roughhew, heartache, raindrop, teardrop, nowadays, forever, forevermore. 3. On the other hand, many words which are now frequently seen compounded, or written as two words, may be found written as one in Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and other old authors; as, wellnigh, erelong, bygone, alehouse, schoolboy, spellbound, awestruck, downtrodden, selfsame. 4. Where a noun is used as an adjective, a useless compound word should not be made; as, mountain top, Sunday school, supper table, slave trade, coffee trade, minute hand, multiplication table, journeyman printer, peasant woman, cabbage leaf, sister city, brother minister. 5. The following adjectives and nouns, as well as many others, are sometimes uselessly compounded:--common law, law merchant, common sense, ill health, good will, free will, grand jury, North American (Review), New York (Directory), South Boston (Bridge), Washington Street (omnibus). 1 Some authorities write anybody and everybody as single words, but make two of anything and everything. There seems to he Bo reason for this, and the following sentences show its awkwardness. " He was eminent for a supreme, well-bred contempt for everybody and everything."--Buhner, Kenelm Chillingly, Chap. II. " I remember that I am not here as a censor either of manners or morals, and therefore cannot undertake to scourge anytning or anybody."--R. O. White, Every-Day English, p. 109. Many people even go so far now as to write any one and every one as single words. But these are just as distinctly pronounced and accented as two words as any man and every man. Also phrases like the following:--good by, good morning, ever to be remembered (event), well laid out (grounds), long looked for (return), inside out, uncalled for (remarks), by and...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... roughhew, heartache, raindrop, teardrop, nowadays, forever, forevermore. 3. On the other hand, many words whic...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217977952

ISBN - 13:9780217977951

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