First Lessons in English

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E.H. Butler & Company, 1888 - English language - 144 pages
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Page 134 - Congress, in the call for such convention, hereby is requested to and shall prescribe: ( 1 ) That such convention shall be held in the city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on the first Monday of the first December following transmission to the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States of...
Page 111 - Third Person. Nominative. Possessive. Objective. (Masculine. He. His. Him. Singular. < Feminine. She. Her or hers. Her. (.Neuter. It. Its. It. Plural (all genders).
Page 56 - His cell to fill ; he's much to do, For winter's coming on. He does not stop for friends or foes, Until his work is done ; He needs no telling, well he knows Cold winter's coming on. His store-house, filled with all that's good, His eye looks proudly on ; Then chatters forth, throughout the wood— "Now let cold winter come.
Page 26 - Every sentence, or expression which stands for a sentence, should begin with a capital. 2. Names of persons, including the surname or family name, as well as the baptismal or Christian name, should begin with a capital. 3. Names of places should begin with a capital. If the name consists of more than one word, each word should begin with a capital. 4. Names of nations should begin with a capital. Also words derived from the names of nations, as Americanize, Roman, etc. 5. Names of rivers, mountains,...
Page 17 - ... where you live. A sentence that tells or states something is called a statement. With what kind of letter does the first statement in this lesson begin? the second statement? the third statement? What mark is placed after the first statement ? after the second statement? after the third statement? A statement should begin with a capital letter. A period should be placed after every complete statement; thus, — „„, WRITTEN EXERCISE. 1 . Write a statement about a dog.
Page 114 - When the subject of a transitive verb names the actor, the verb is said to be active or in the active voice, but when the subject names the one acted upon the verb is said to be passive or in the passive voice.
Page 27 - ... or place of business of the person written to. NOTE. — If the letter is an important one, the address should contain not only the name of the place where the letter is to be sent, but the street and number, the county, or such other items as make up the full address. But in ordinary letters the name of the city or town and the name of the state will be sufficient. Many persons omit the address altogether in familiar letters. In business letters, the address of the person written to is usually...
Page 142 - Begin with the name and address of the person to whom the letter is to be sent, and follow that with a salutation of courtesy.
Page 78 - What is the subject of the first sentence? What is the predicate? Read the sentence, omitting the word worked from the predicate. Do the remaining words tell you anything about what we did? You do not know whether we worked desperately, or cried desperately, or fought desperately, or what we did. You will readily see that to make a sentence you need a word that tells...
Page 128 - ... add -er to form the comparative degree, and -est to form the superlative degree, as : POSITIVE.

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