The New Webster-cooley Course In English (volume 2)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byAlice Woodworth Cooley

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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. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION CHAPTER I THE SENTENCE AND ITS ELEMENTS Section 1. An Idea I. A teacher said to her class, "I have something in my hand. I wish you to guess what it is. It is white. It is small. It is round. It is useful. It is light. Who can guess what it is?" "It is a crayon," answered one of the pupils. The words she had used -- small, white, round, useful, light -- express qualities, or attributes, of crayon. All these attributes make up a picture, or idea, of a crayon. Such a mind-picture is called an idea. Exercise II. Tell what attributes unite to make the idea of arrow, baseball, book, tree, gun, mountain, forest, stream, ice, stone. Be sure to select attributes which, added together, will make a good mental picture of each object. Exercise III. On a small piece of paper write the names of ten attributes of an object. Select good ones. Be sure not to name the object. Exchange these slips. Each may then tell the name of the object described on the slip of paper he has. Section 2. A Sentence I. When any one thinks, " The rose is fragrant," he unites the idea of " rose" with the idea of "fragrance." Such a union of two ideas makes a thought. When this thought is expressed in words, these words form a sentence. "The rose is fragrant," then, is a sentence. A sentence' is the expression of a complete thought in words. Exercise n. Make sentences about the ten objects named in Section I, Exercise II. Section 3. Kinds of Sentences I. In the last exercise you doubtless made statements about the different objects. You could as well have asked questions about some of the things; as, "Is the arrow straight?" Besides making statements and asking questions, a person may give a command; as, "John, throw me the ball." When a sentence simply tells, or declares, a ...

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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. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION CHAPTER I THE SENTENCE AND ITS ELEMENTS Section 1. An Idea I. A teacher said to her class, "I have something ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217883591

ISBN - 13:9780217883597

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