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731. Emphasize the auxiliaries : We will go

I will begin 1 I will see it You shall go You shall go I will run I will speak He shall go They shall go I will ring it I will eat it, etc.

1. Use begin, run, etc., in the same persons and numbers as will go. Select other verbs, if necessary.



732. Analyze the following sentences, and parse the nouns, pronouns, and verbs in them:

1. Hallowed bel Thy name. 2. Yonder lives 2 a soldier and statesman. 3. Whom do you think them to be? 4. Who are they 3 thought to be? 5. You or I must go.4 6. If love be rough with you, be rough with love. — Shakspere. 7. The saint, the father, and the husband prays.

Burns. 8. It is not easy for 5 one to forgive his enemies. 9. This done, we left. 10. Was it snowing I spoke of ? Holmes. II. Experience teaches that heavy bodies fall if they are unsupported.

Who 6 doeth right deeds Is twice-born, and who doeth ill deeds vile. — Arnold. 13. It was during Mr. Fillmore's Administration that the Fugitive-slave Law was enacted. 14. Your deeds would make the statues of your ancestors blush upon their tombs. - Longfellow. 15. No place, no company, and no person is temptation-free. — Shakspere. 16. It is said that after Lycurgus had finished his code of laws, he went into voluntary exile.

17. Knowledge and timber should not be used until they are seasoned. Holmes. 18. Zenobia would have ill deserved her reputation had she indolently


permitted the Emperor of the West to approach within a hundred leagues of her capital. - Gibbon.

19. Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. — Matt. xxviii. 19.

God pity them both, and pity us all,
Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. — Whittier.


1. 642. 2. Say, its subjects are soldier and statesman, nouns representing the same person, hence it is in the third person and singular number. (708.) 3. They, with to be, is the subject of thought.

5. A prep., used as a sub. conj. 6. 340 or 360, note. Or, who is a conjunctive pronoun, and the clause it introduces is the subject of is.

4. 706.


733. Two of the following sentences are correct. Correct the errors in the others.

3. You

I. We was there. 2. If I was him I would go. hadn't ought to go.

4. Lay down and rest. 5. Demosthenes, as well as Cicero, were eloquent.

6. The charges isn't proven.

7. The streets is narrow in China. 8. The wages of sin is death. 9. Here's the scissors.

10. Who done it? 11. Has the bell rang ? 12. I have often saw that. 13. She sets next him. 14. How is your father and mother? 15. I ought to have went. 16. Fetch me

17. I used to could do it. 18. He was heard say that the man hung himself. 19. How fine the oats is ! 20. His text was “God was ove." 21. Pharaoh with all his host were drownded. 22. Says I to myself, “He done it." 23. John will earn his wages when his work is finished. 24. It is me who is to go.

25. Horses are in the plural number. 26. Every kind of comfort and


my knife.


convenience are provided. 27. A page and a half has been added. 28. Each day and each hour bring their portion of duty. 29. Ethics is the science of human rights and duties.

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734. Related thoughts are sometimes expressed by a number of sentences grouped together into what is called a paragraph. In a paragraph each sentence should express a thought not expressed in a preceding sentence, and the thought thus expressed should have some relation to the preceding thought.

A paragraph usually contains two or more sentences, but it may consist of a single sentence.

A composition should be divided into paragraphs, if it treats of different and disconnected things.

Of what does a paragraph consist? How many paragraphs are in the foregoing remarks ? How many sentences are in the first paragraph ? In the second ? Of how many paragraphs does your history lesson consist? Where should we begin to write a new paragraph ?

Turn to page 287, and read the composition there given on "The Hand.” Of how many paragraphs does it consist? The subject of the first paragraph is the location of the hand. What is the subject of the second? The third ? Does each paragraph have a subject? Does there seem to be a plan followed in the arrangement of the subjects of the paragraphs? What is the plan?

What is the plan? Of how many sentences does each paragraph consist?

Examine the composition on "Australia" (p. 289) in the same way.

General Suggestions 735. The following suggestions should be followed in writing paragraphs:

1. See that a paragraph treats of a single topic.

While the subject of a sentence is always stated, the subject of a paragraph may or may not be definitely expressed in words. It may be stated plainly, or it may be suggested in the various statements made by the sentences comprising the paragraph. But in either case, the reader should be able to tell what the paragraph treats of, and its relation to the general subject of the composition.

2. See that each paragraph of a composition has some connection with the preceding paragraphs.

3. See that the paragraphs of a composition are arranged so that the topics will be presented in the proper order.

The proper order of presenting the topics of a composition will be stated with the directions for writing the composition.


736. Write paragraphs containing two or more sentences each, about

1. Carpenters. What tools do they use? What do they make ? 2. Ice cream.

Do you like it? Of what is it made ? Where do we generally buy it?

3. Toothache. Is it painful ? What causes it? Can it be cured? If so, how ?

4. Lead pencils. Of what are they made ? What are they used for ? Could we do without them?

5. The last book you read. What is its title? By whom was it written ? Is it interesting? Instructive ? Would you recommend children to read it? Why, or why not?

737. Write paragraphs of the kind seen in the " localor news columns of newspapers, using the following facts :

1. White Elephant.

Steamer from Siam, with white elephant, arrived at Liverpool. Elephant to be taken to London Zoological Gardens. To Paris. To America.

The paragraph may be written as follows:

White Elephant. The steamer from Siam, with a white elephant on board, has arrived at Liverpool. The elephant is to be exhibited at the London Zoological Gardens, and afterward taken to Paris. It will be brought to America for exhibition.

2. House Burned.

Large dwelling house in Smithton burned last Thursday evening. Furniture burned. Cause of fire unknown. Loss, $8000. Partly covered by insurance.

3. Lyceum.

Meeting to be held in Locust Grove schoolhouse next Saturday evening. A good programme. An interesting time. All come.

4. Poultry Show.

Fifth show of Lancaster County Poultry Society. Opened on Thursday in Post Office Hall. Will continue one week. Large exhibition. Fine specimens. Incubator in operation.

5. Child Lost.

A little girl, Mary Brown, aged five years, wandered away from home. Gone several hours. Parents in great distress. Large wood near house searched. Found at dusk on a pile of leaves asleep. Rejoicing

738. Write short paragraphs on the following subjects, first jotting down the facts in the manner indicated above :

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