New Theories of Grammar: A Brief Review of Four Different Theories of English Grammar, Opposed to that of Murray. With an Appendix, Giving Some Account of Particles, Combinations, Auxiliaries, Ellipses, Idiomatic Phrases, &c
J. Munroe, 1846 - English language - 82 pages
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active auxiliary active verb ad-words adjectives admit adverbs asserted author's theory belong character and office ciples clade coat combination of verbs compound conjunctions convey corme correctly dative definitions distinctions ellipsis England English grammar English language etymology explained expletive express actions expressed or implied following examples forms gram head horse kicked idea idiomatic phrases idioms imperative mode improvement infinitive instance interjections interrogative intransitive verbs James Brown John Goldsbury logical predicate modes and tenses modifiers mon-o monos Murray system Murray's orthoepy parsed separately particles passive passive voice past Peirce's system perfect participle phrenody plural prepositions present principal verbs principles pronouns proper reciprocal pronouns replier respects rules says scholars sense sentence simple speak style subjunctive substantive substitute syntax system of Murray take an object teach technical terms theory of English thing third person tion tive transitive true truth verb expresses verbal combination vocative whole writing
Page 33 - The great deliverer he ! who from the gloom Of cloistered monks, and jargon-teaching schools, Led forth the true Philosophy, there long Held in the magic chain of words and forms, And definitions void : he led her forth, Daughter of Heaven ! that slow-ascending still, Investigating sure the chain of things, With radiant finger points to Heaven again.
Page 56 - RULE XVIII. Adjectives are used to modify the action of verbs, and to express the qualities of things in connection with the action by which they are produced.
Page vii - Thus all religions pretend to a divine origin ; and they all interdict the use of reason in the exatnination of their sacred titles. Each pretends to be the only true one, to the exclusion of all others. All menace with the wrath of heaven those who refuse to submit to their authority, and all acquire the character of falsehood by the palpable contradictions with which they are filled ; by the mis-shapen, obscure, and often odious ideas which they give of the Godhead ; by the whimsical laws which...