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action Adjective admit adverb affirmation ambiguity analogy antecedent appears assertion assign attribute Auxiliary Verb belong called character clause conceive conjunction considered consonant construed deemed definite article denotes distinction ellipsis employed English English language equivalent error examples expression former frequently genitive grammar grammarians guage Hence highwaymen idea imperfect Impersonal Verbs implies improperly impropriety indefinite INDICATIVE MOOD Infinitive inflexion joined king language Latin languages latter Lowth manner meaning mode Mood neuter nominative Note noun objective observed opinion Participle passive passive voice perfect person perspicuity phraseology Plur plural preceding predicate preposition Present Tense Preterite Priestley pronoun properly question reader reason refers regimen relative relative clause respect rule Saxon Saxon genitive sense sentence signifies simple singular solecism sound speaking species speech Subjunctive Mood substantive synonimous term termination thing thou tion tive Transitive Verb truth usage voice vowel word write
Page 160 - Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices, to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
Page 365 - LORD, our heavenly ,Father, Almighty > and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day ; De(fend us in the same with thy mighty power ; and grant » that this day we fall into no ,sin, neither run into ,any kind of danger ; but » that all our doings may be ordered by ,thy governance, to do always » that > is ,righteous in thy sight ; through Jesus ,Christ > our Lord.
Page 357 - To where Fleet-ditch with disemboguing streams Rolls the large tribute of dead dogs to Thames, The king of dykes ! than whom no sluice of mud With deeper sable blots the silver flood.
Page 394 - We are apt to rely upon future prospects, and become really expensive while we are only rich in possibility: We live up to our expectations, not to our possessions, and make a figure proportionable to what we may be, not what we are. We outrun our present income, as not doubting to disburse * ourselves out of the profits of some future place, project, or reversion that we have in view.
Page 322 - All expressions which, according to the established rules of language, either have no meaning, or involve a contradiction, or, according to the fair construction of the words, convey a meaning different from the intention of the speaker, should be dismissed.
Page 246 - They are not the men in the nation, the most difficult to be replaced.' The definite article is likewise used to distinguish between things, which are individually different, but have one generic name, and things, which are in truth, one and the same, but are characterized by several qualities. If we say, ' The ecclesiastical and secular powers concurred in this measure,' the expression is ambiguous, as far as language can render it such.
Page 336 - But what I have most at Heart is, that some Method should be thought on for ascertaining and fixing our Language for ever, after such Alterations are made in it as shall be thought requisite. For I am of Opinion...
Page 138 - In the first person simply shall foretells ; In will a. threat, or else a promise dwells. Shall, in the second and the third, does threat ; Will simply, then, foretells the future feat.