Word-analysis: a Graded Class-book of English Derivative Words, with Practical Exercises in Spelling, Analyzing, Defining, Synonyms, and the Use of Words

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Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, 1875 - English language - 125 pages
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Page 69 - NOT a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried. We buried him darkly at dead of night, The sods with our bayonets turning; By the struggling moonbeam's misty light. And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast...
Page 14 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, -when they end with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, or by a vowel after qu...
Page 119 - I lift up the veil of my weakness any further, or is this disclosure sufficient ?" " What we say ? Which of these is happier ?" " He was a man, take him for all in all, We ne'er look upon his like again." " I not urge that private considerations ought always to give way to the necessities of the public." " The law be known to-morrow to far the greatest number of those who may be tempted to break it.
Page 8 - Join the suffix less to the end of the primitive word ' money,' and what word have you ? Ans. Moneyless. Its meaning? Ans. Without money. What, then, does the suffix less mean ? Ans . Without. 4. A derivative word is one formed from a primitive word by the addition of a prefix or suffix, or both. Give examples. Ans. Circumnavigate, foretell, teacher, unmanly. 5. The analysis of words, or " word-analysis," is the separating of derivative words into their prefixes, suffixes, and primitives.
Page 110 - Pride makes us esteem ourselves ; vanity makes us desire the esteem of others. It is just to say, that a man is too proud to be vain.
Page 53 - T, s, and c, before ia, ie, ii, io, iu, and eu, preceded immediately by the accent, in Latin words as in English, change into sh and zh : as fa!
Page 14 - NO DOUBLING. A final consonant, when it is not preceded by a single vowel, or when the accent is not on the last syllable, should remain single before an additional syllable : as, toil, toiling ; visit, visited ; general, generalize.
Page 34 - BLAME, to censure, or a fault. 1. BLAME is both a noun and a verb. As a noun it means censure, fault, or guilt ; as a verb, it means to censure or impute guilt to one.
Page 14 - y" preceded by a vowel. — Final y of a primitive word, when preceded by a vowel, should not be changed into an i before a suffix; as, joy -f- less = joyless.
Page 29 - They that are whole, need not the physician: but they that are sick.

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