Effective English and Letter Writing: A Practical Drill in the Principles of Grammar and Their Application to Business Forms, Customs and Usages Consisting of a Series of Carefully Graded Lessons that Trace by Easy Steps the Natural Development of the Subjects Treated
Ellis Publishing Company, 1918 - English language - 106 pages
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adjective pronoun adverb amount answer apostrophe asked attribute complement bank bookkeeper business letter capital certified check choosing the correct collective noun comma complimentary closing compound sentence conjunctive adverbs Consult the dictionary copulative verbs Correct the following correct word Dear Sir denote enclosed English Exercise express favor finite verbs following sentences Future perfect tense Gentlemen give horse hyphen intransitive invoice irregular verb John kind LESSON Letter Writing loved machine Mary meaning modify never non-restrictive clause noun or pronoun nouns ending Oakland object paragraph past participle past tense payment perfect tense phrases plural form plural verb position predicate prepositions proper word punctuate receipt received refer relative pronoun restrictive clause Rewrite the following salesman San Francisco ship singular stenographer Superior Typewriter syllable teacher tell transitive verbs truly usually Write a letter young
Page 10 - As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Page 65 - We may live without poetry, music, and art ; We may live without conscience, and live without heart ; We may live without friends ; we may live without books ; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books, — what is knowledge but grieving ? He may live without hope, — what is hope but deceiving ? He may live without love, — what is passion but pining ? But where is the man that can live without dining ? XX.
Page 105 - III.— APPOSITION. A Noun or a personal Pronoun used to explain a preceding noun or pronoun, is put, by apposition, in the same case : as, " But he, our gracious Master, kind as just, Knowing our frame, remembers we are dust.
Page 48 - Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Page 76 - ... I shall go to London to-morrow. You will be too late for the train. The Queen will leave Windsor to-day. But, even in the discourse of common life, when the intention marked by the word will, or the compulsion implied in the word shall, is to be made prominent in even a slight degree, will is used with the first person, and shall with the second and third persons : Falstaff.
Page 76 - To express the simple future, or let us say to indicate a simple intention, use shall with the first person and will with the second and third persons. This gives us "I shall grow old one day" and "You [he, she, it] will grow old one day.
Page 6 - A few can touch the magic string, And noisy Fame is proud to win them; — Alas for those who never sing, But die with all their music in them!
Page 104 - In the 3d to 8th inclusive, the verb attends agrees \\\i\\John, and is understood with James. The thoughts in 3, 4, 7, and 8, however, should usually be expressed in some less confusing form. 2. When two or more singular subjects connected by and are preceded by each, every, or no, they are said to form a compound subject whose meaning is singular, and which requires a singular verb ; as, 1. Each book and paper was in its place. 2. Every leaf and every twig teems with life. 3. No oppressor and no...
Page 54 - Obs. 1. — When the antecedents are of different persons, the first person is preferred to the second, and the second to the third ; as, "John, and thou, and I, are attached to our country.