A Welsh Grammar for Schools: Syntax

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S. Sonnenschein & Company, 1907 - Welsh language
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Page 113 - And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; 37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
Page 189 - Series (illustrated with pictures and maps) consists of a continuous story written In the language to be studied, and so constructed as to form the basis of a systematic study of Grammar. They thus combine the interest and vitality of a real story with a thorough training in the fundamentals of the language concerned. The...
Page 82 - Every sentence must have two parts, the Subject and the Predicate. The Subject is the word or words denoting the person or thing spoken about (or spoken to).
Page 84 - The Noun, the Adjective, and the Adverb may be replaced by other parts of speech doing the same work in the sentence. A word doing the work of a different part of speech, or a group of words doing the work of a single part of speech, is called an Equivalent. A group of words forming an Equivalent and not having Subject and Predicate of its own is called a Phrase.
Page 115 - ... large. That grammarians do not hesitate to call was a 'subjunctive' in such utterances as 'If he was here' appears from the following: 1932 Curme (Syntax p. 58) observes: "This use of was as a past subjunctive arose in the seventeenth century", and 1905 Onions (Adv. Eng. Syntax § 55) avers: "When the Principal Clause speaks of what "would be", or "would have been", both Clauses take the Subjunctive, as in Latin and German: a) Present Tense 'If he did this, he would sin'", and adds in a footnote:...
Page 88 - The two parts of Syntax. Syntax has to answer two questions :— 1. How are meanings expressed in sentences and parts of sentences ? The answer is given in Part I. of Syntax (§§ 46-71), which deals with Sentence Construction.
Page 84 - A group of words forming an Equivalent and having a Subject and Predicate of its own is called a Subordinate Clause (cf. §312). 309 A Noun-equivalent may be : — (1) a Pronoun : <rv ¡¿tv tvrv^s еГ, еуш Se Swrru^s, you indeed are fortunate, but I am unfortunate ; 58' e'/t
Page 92 - RULE.—If the words composing the Subject are of different persons, then the Plural Verb is of the 1st Person rather than the 2nd or 3rd, and of the 2nd Person rather than the 3rd. REASON : " His son and I" cannot be spoken of together except as "we"; similarly "you and they''= "you"; "he and his brother
Page 88 - In dealing with Sentence Construction, those constructions which are peculiar to the Complex Sentence will be treated after those which are common to the Simple and the Complex Sentence.
Page 190 - I have had both books prescribed for use in our earliest standards. They were acknowledged by the committee which passed them to be unequalled for the interesting way in which they present the subject. I think no praise is too high for them.

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