The dean's English by George Washington MoonThe dean's English by George Washington Moon

The dean's English

byGeorge Washington Moon

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... CRITICISM. risi An extract from ' The Saturday Review'. 176 ELLIPSIS. Brevity should be subordinate to perspicuity. 108 "Quack, Quack?" "Bow, wow"!.. 109 Unallowable ellipsis 28 "We call a cup-board a cubbard, and so of many other compound words". 58,133 EMPHASIS. The use of emphasis 26 The misuse of emphasis--"And they did eat" 28 EXPLETIVES. "At all" 110 NOUNS. Relatives without any nouns to which they refer 35 Singular or plural 163 "The press"--a collective noun... 163 OBSCURITY. See Ambiguity. PERSPICUITY. What is perspicuity? 23 The most essential quality in all writings. 26 See also Ambiguity. PREPOSITIONS. ' Different to", or " Different from".. 53 Errors in the use of the preposition "from" 10, 96 "In respect of ", or "With respect to".. 64 Not "five outs and one in", but five ins and one out 118 "The cat jumped on to the chair".. 44 "Treating an exception", or "Treating of an exception" 65,108 PRONOUNS. PAGE Dr. Campbell on pronouns.... 33 A difficulty of him 62 A paragraph with twenty-eight nouns inter-vening between the pronoun and its noun 36, 68, 131 "As tall as him", "As tall as me".. 148 "It is I", or "It is me.. 53, 143, 156, 158 Misuse of pronouns 34 "More than I", or " More than me" 94,146,147 "Such as me", or "Such as I"... 158 "Than who", or "Than whom".. 147,168 The management of pronouns is the test of a scholar's mastery over the language. 32 The possessive pronoun "its" occurs only once in the Bible.... 37, 131 The date of the introduction of "its" into the Bible 78, 137 "The nations not so blest as thee".. 148 The relation between nouns and pronouns, the great stumbling-block to most writers. 35 "This" and "that" 170 "Thou" and "thee", when used.. 6,126 William Cobbett on "ii".... 36 "Whichl do" 169 PRONUNCIATION. The pronunciati...
Title:The dean's EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217114938

ISBN - 13:9780217114936