English Grammar on the Productive System: A Method of Instruction Recently Adopted in Germany and Switzerland

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Page 116 - A word of one syllable is termed a monosyllable; a word of two syllables, a dissyllable ; a word of three syllables, a trisyllable ; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable.
Page 183 - We cannot indeed have a single image in the fancy that did not make its first entrance through the sight; but we have the power of retaining, altering, and compounding those images which we have once received, into all the varieties of picture and vision...
Page 115 - The vowels are, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes w and y. W and y are consonants when they begin a word or syllable ; but in every other situation they are vowels.
Page 189 - ... 3. The colon is commonly used when an example, a quotation, or a speech is introduced: as, " The Scriptures give us an amiable representation of the Deity, in these words: 'God is love.
Page 166 - The wisest princes need not think it any diminution to their greatness, or derogation to their sufficiency, to rely upon counsel. God himself is not without, but hath made it one of the great names of his blessed Son : The Counsellor. Solomon hath pronounced that in counsel is stability.
Page 116 - SYNTAX. THE third part of grammar is SYNTAX, which treats of the agreement and construction of words in a sentence. A sentence is an assemblage of words, forming a complete sense. Sentences are of two kinds, simple and compound. A simple sentence has in it but one subject, and one finite* verb: as, "Life is short.
Page 177 - King Charles, and more than him, the duke and the popish faction, were at liberty to form new schemes.
Page 190 - It is, however, very proper to begin with a capital, 1. The first word of every book, chapter, letter, note, or any other piece of writing. 2. The first word after a period ; and, if two sentences are totally independent, after a note of interrogation or exclamation.
Page 165 - This is an idiom to which our language is strongly inclined ; it prevails in common conversation, and suits very well with the familiar style in writing : but the placing of the preposition before the relative, is more graceful, as well as more perspicuous, and agrees much better with the solemn and elevated style.
Page 117 - Here, a wise man is the subject ; governs, the attribute, or thing affirmed ; and his passions the object. Syntax principally consists of two parts, Concord and Government. Concord is the agreement which one word has with another, in gender, number, case, or person. Government is that power which one part of speech has over another, in directing its mood, tense, or case.

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