Sentences And Their Elements by Samuel Chandler EarleSentences And Their Elements by Samuel Chandler Earle

Sentences And Their Elements

bySamuel Chandler Earle

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE PARTS OF SPEECH (For Topical Synopsis, see page x) 41. Words are divided, according to their uses in the sentences, into eight classes, called parts of speech: Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Prepositions, Interjections, Pronouns, Adverbs, Conjunctions. Such a grouping is of great practical value, but no single system of classification of words can be exact. Not only have words changed their uses freely in the development of language, but they are still changing to-day; words which would certainly be put in different classes are spelled and pronounced alike and have one and the same origin; and finally, no precise definition can be given to any one of the above terms which would not exclucjp words which should undoubtedly be classed under that term. Logically, words may be divided according as they express (a) substance, (6) quality, (c) action or occurrence, (Z) connection (aside from the fundamental connection of subject and predicate), or (e) emotion. In general, words expressing substance (substantives) are nouns and pronouns; those expressing quality are adjectives and adverbs; those expressing action or occurrence are verbs; those expressing connection are prepositions and conjunctions; and those expressing emotion are interjections. Nouns 42. Nouns (French nom, Latin nomen, a name) are words used as names of persons or things, existent or conceivable. A noun may be used as:--Subject, Our party was victorious. Predicate nominative, That man is the secretary. Predicate object, direct, We have built a fire. indirect, We will send the man two copies, resultant, They call him colonel. Object of a preposition, The canals of Mars. Modifier (adjective), possessive, Lee's army. appositive, George V, King of England. Modifier...
Title:Sentences And Their ElementsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217869335

ISBN - 13:9780217869331