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A Practical English Grammar; for the Use of Schools and Private Students
Albert Newton Raub
No preview available - 2013
according to Rule active voice adjective element adverb adverbial element Analyze the following antecedent beautiful bird called Cautions commas complex conjunction connected copula Correct the following declarative sentence defective verbs denotes ellipsis Ex.—The Exercise express finite verb flower following sentences FUTURE PERFECT TENSE gender Grammar honor imperative mode infinitive mode Interjection Interrogative intransitive limit a noun logical predicate logical subject meaning modified nouns or pronouns objective form parsed passive voice Past Perfect past tense Perfect Participle PERFECT TENSE personal pronoun phrase placed pleonasm plural number possessive sign POTENTIAL MODE preceding preposition Present Perfect PRESENT PERFECT TENSE PRESENT TENSE principal clause pronominal adjective put in apposition recited relative pronoun Remarks river sentence is incorrect simple predicate unmodified simple subject unmodified sing singular number sound subjunctive subordinate clause syllable taught teach thee things third person Thou transitive verb verse vowel wise Write
Page 191 - Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth; And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny; and youth is vain; And to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain.
Page 229 - The wall must be crumbled, the stone decayed, To pleasure his dainty whim; And the mouldering dust that years have made, Is a merry meal for him. Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the Ivy green. Fast he stealeth on, though he wears no wings, And a staunch old heart has he.
Page 118 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, which moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 136 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Page 241 - THE day is cold, and dark, and dreary ; It rains, and the wind is never weary ; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary.
Page 153 - He shall not drop." said my uncle Toby, firmly. "A-well-o'day, do what we can for him, said Trim, maintaining his point,; "the poor soul will die." "He shall not die, by G— !" cried my uncle Toby. The Accusing Spirit, which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in, and the Recording Angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear upon the word, and blotted it out for ever.
Page 59 - When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood!
Page 168 - O Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Page 246 - The sky is changed ! — and such a change ! Oh ! night, And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong ; Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman ! Far along From peak to peak the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder ! Not from one lone cloud, But every mountain now hath found a tongue, And Jura answers through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud ! And this is in the night.