Appendix to Lectures on English Grammar: Containing an Additional Number of Incorrect Phrases, Or Vulgarisms, and a Selection of Nearly Four Hundred Words : which are Frequently Pronounced Contrary to the Best Usage (Google eBook)
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active transitive verb active verb adverbs qualify agent or actor agreeably to Rule agrees with nouns antecedent auxiliary verb beautiful conclude this lecture copulative conjunction defective verb Define definite article distinguish English Grammar English language express the quality expresses action Favour gentlemen gone govern the objective grammarian imperative mood imperfect tense indefinite article indicative mood infinitive mood interjection introductory lecture lady language mood and tense Name a noun neuter verb never nominative case independent noun of multitude noun or pronoun order laid order of parsing passive verb perfect participle Permit person and number personal pronoun Place the noun pluperfect tense plural number plural verb positive degree possessive potential mood preposition present tense relative pronoun require a plural require a singular second future tense sentence singular nouns singular number singular verb speak speech subjunctive mood taught third person singular thou tive ungrammatical verb learns verb love word
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Page 58 - Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
Page 59 - Is not a Patron, My Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a Man struggling for Life in the Water and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help.
Page 57 - And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : for he is a god ; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 59 - The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it.
Page 59 - Having carried on my work thus far with so little obligation to any favourer of learning, I shall not be disappointed though I should conclude it, if less be possible, with less ; for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with so much exultation. My Lord, your lordship's most humble, most obedient servant,
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Page 57 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.
Page 59 - ... been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it. I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself.