The Philosophy Of Language; Comprehending Universal Grammar, Or The Pure Science Of Language And…

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bySir John Stoddart

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. OF ADVERBS. 373. Different grammarians have arranged the Adverb in different Order of parts of their systems. Apollonius, followed by Priscian, treats of them!" it after the preposition and before the conjunction and interjection. Scaliger also places it after the preposition. Manutius places it between the verb and the participle; Harris after the participle and before the article. Most of the ancient grammarians, however, rank it as next preceding the preposition, conjunction, and interjection. In this order they are followed by Vossius: and I am not sure that it may not be the best arrangement; but in our own language, and perhaps in others, there are many words used as adverbs, the explanation of which may appear more obvious and intelligible, when they are employed as prepositions or conjunctions. In this view, therefore, it may not be amiss that the consideration of the adverb should be postponed to that of the other two classes; but as there is no absolute dependence of any one of these classes on either of the two others, the order of their arrangement is comparatively unimportant. 374. Mr. Tooke advanced a far more serious objection against the Tookes prevalent doctrines concerning this part of speech, when he asserted, "t^"0"' "that neither Harris, nor any other grammarian, seemed to have any clear notion of the nature and character of the adverb." After this he proceeded to give his own notions, not of the adverb in general, but of a number of adverbs in particular, from which, and from what he had before said of the conjunctions and prepositions, he left his readers to collect that knowledge which, in his opinion, no grammarian beside himself had ever acquired. As this does not appear to be a very fair way of treating the gramm...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. OF ADVERBS. 373. Different grammarians have arranged the Adverb in different Order of parts of their systems. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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