Easy lessons in English grammar

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A. Thom, 1877 - 120 pages

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Page 109 - In the first Person simply shall foretells ; In will a Threat, or else a Promise dwells. Shall, in the second and the third, does threat ; Will simply, then, foretells the future feat.
Page 36 - An Irregular Verb is one that does not form its past tense and past participle by adding ed to the present.
Page ix - ENGLISH GRAMMAR. ENGLISH GRAMMAR is the art of speaking and writing the English Language with propriety.
Page 70 - I have not loved the world, nor the world me, — But let us part fair foes ; I do believe, Though I have found them not, that there may be Words which are things, — hopes which will not deceive, And virtues which are merciful, nor weave Snares for the failing ; I would also deem O'er others...
Page 20 - A Pronoun is a word used instead of a noun, to avoid the too frequent repetition of the same word : as, "The man is happy : he is benevolent : he is useful
Page 11 - When a noun ends with y preceded by a vowel, the plural is formed by adding s in the regular way; as, boy, boys; chimney, chimneys; turkey, turkeys; valley, valleys. RULE 3 When a noun ends with y preceded by a consonant, the plural is formed by changing y to i, and adding es; as, liberty, liberties; family, families; history, histories; berry, berries.
Page 103 - I little thought, when first thy rein I slacked upon the banks of Seine, That Highland eagle e'er should feed On thy fleet limbs, my matchless steed ! Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day, That costs thy life, my gallant grey!
Page 16 - s to the nominative ; but the j is sometimes omitted when the sound is unpleasant; as, " for conscience' sake," " Socrates
Page 20 - The speaker is called the first person, the person spoken to is called the second person, and any person or thing spoken of is called the third person.

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