A Digest of English Grammar, Synthetical and Analytical
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...verb; as, "The door is made wide."--" Snow is white."--" They became rich."--"The grass looks green."--"Eggs will boil hard."--"Apples boil soft." 12. After infinitives and participles, adjectives often express an abstract quality; as, "To be wise and good is to be great and noble."--"Being good is better than being great." 13. Quality is expressed by adjectives: manner, by adverbs; as, "We grow (become) old." "Corn grows rapidly (in a rapid manner)." 14. An adjective is used, when the sense is nearly expressed by the use of to be or to become; and an adverb, when expressed by the corresponding adjunct; as, Adjectives. Adverbs. Men grow (become) old. The boy grows rapidly (in a rapid manner). She looks (is) cold. She looks coldly (in a cold manner) on him. We feel (are) warm. We feel warmly (in a warm manner) the insult Also--He walks straight. He walks swiftly. The wind blows fresh. The wind blows briskly. Apples taste sweet. Birds sing sweetly. / Remain firm. Act firmly. 15. An attribute will sometimes be more apparent by the insertion of to be; as, "Thou canst make me (to be) clean."--Matt. 8: 2. 16. This here, that there, them pens, are-vulgarisms, for this, that, those pens. What are the directions for using the comparative and superlative? Are double comparatives and superlatives proper? What is said of an adjective after a finite verb? After infinitives and participles? By what is quality expressed? Manner? When is an adjective to be used? When an adverb? How may the attribute expressed often oe made to appear as such? What are the correct forms of this here, that there, them pens? A, AN, THE. 192.--1 A or an, and the, as a name, ...
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.