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, 1913 - English language - 106 pages
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adverb agree amount answer apostrophe asked bank bookkeeper business letter capitalize certified check choosing the correct collective noun comma complimentary closing compound sentence conjunctive adverb 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 lady LESSON Letter Writing loved machine Mary meaning modify never non-restrictive clause noun or pronoun nouns ending Oakland object past participle past tense payment perfect tense person or thing phrases plural form position possessive predicate prepositions punctuate receipt received 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 written 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 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 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.
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 vtilhJoAn, 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 76 - Use shall with the first person, and will with the second and third persons to express something that is probable to happen. Use will with the first person, and shall with the second and third persons to express a determination or a promise.
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.
Page 71 - A verb must agree with its subject in person and in number; as, The boy was hurt.
Page 6 - Deal gently with us, ye who read ! Our largest hope is unfulfilled, — The promise still outruns the deed, — The tower, but not the spire, we build. Our whitest pearl we never find ; Our ripest fruit we never reach ; The flowering moments of the mind Drop half their petals in our speech.