Lessons in Language and Grammar, Book 2

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Ginn, 1900
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Contents

Formal Notes
20
Telegrams
22
DESCRIPTION I Description of Objects
24
Brief Biography
25
Paragraph Writing
26
Description of Animals
28
Description of Things
31
Description of Persons
33
Descriptive Terms
39
Contrasted Descriptions
41
Description for Comparison
43
NARRATION I Stories to be Imitated 州
44
Stories to be Written
48
Dialogues
49
REPRODUCTIONS AND ESSAYS
53
SECTION PAGE I Reproduction with Outline and Abstract
54
Essays on Manners
59
Subjects and Hints for Essays
61
Newspaper Articles
64
Variety of Exercises with a Story as the Basis
65
A STUDY OF LONGFELLOW
71
The Boyhood of Longfellow
73
Poems for Study
77
Hiawathas Childhood
78
Longfellow and the Children
79
Poems to be Read
82
The Home of Longfellow
83
Biography of Longfellow
85
The Courtship of Miles Standish
86
Evangeline
89
Subjects for Compositions
91
STYLE 1 Natural Order in Declarative and Imperative Sentences
92
Natural Order in Interrogative Sentences
94
Use of Introductory Words
95
Natural Position of Modifiers
96
Natural Position of Adjective Modifiers
97
Natural Position of Adverbial Modifiers
98
Order of Emphasis Subject Emphatic
101
Predicate Adjective Emphatic
102
Object Emphatic
104
Adverbial Elements Emphatic
105
Style Its Qualities
107
Unity
108
Brevity Superfluous Words III
111
Brevity Words Understood
112
Brevity Words instead of Phrases or Clauses
113
SECTION PAGE XVI Clearness
115
Ambiguity The Sentence
117
Ambiguity The Participle
118
Ambiguity The Personal Pronoun
119
Ambiguity The Relative Pronoun I 20
120
Attractiveness Similar Parts of Sentences
121
Attractiveness Repeated Words
124
Attractiveness Variety
126
Exaggeration
127
Figures of Speech The Simile
128
Figures of Speech The Metaphor
130
Figurative and Commonplace Statements
133
Contrast
134
SECRETARIAL WRITINGS I Secretarys Records
136
Constitution and ByLaws
140
Amendments
141
Notices
142
Notice of Reference
144
Reports of Committees
145
Treasurers Report
146
Preamble and Resolutions
147
Copy of Record
150
Credentials
151
Petitions
152
SYNONYMS I Finding Synonyms
154
Words not Synonyms
157
Distinction in Synonyms
161
GRAMMAR I The Sentence
164
The Phrase
176
The Preposition
178
The Conjunction
179
The Interjection The Parts of Speech
182
Analysis
185
Analysis Continued
186
The Adjective Comparison
190
The Adjective and the Adverb How Distinguished
194
The Noun Common and Proper
195
Number
197
The Noun Abstract Verbal and Collective
200
Gender
202
The Verb Transitive and Intransitive
204
Casè The Nominative
206
Case Apposition
209
Case The Possessive
211
Case The Objective
212
Case Direct and Indirect Objects
215
Adverbial Use of Nouns
216
Modifying Complements
218
Person of Nouns and Pronouns
220
The Compound Personal Pronoun
222
The Relative Pronoun
223
The Indefinite Relative Pronoun
225
The Interrogative Pronoun
226
The Adjective Pronoun
227
Declension
228
Agreement of a Pronoun with its Antecedent
230
Voice
231
Mode
233
Tense
235
Person and Number of Verbs
238
Number of Verbs Continued
239
SECTION PAGE XLIV The Infinitive and the Participle
241
Regular and Irregular Verbs
243
Redundant and Defective Verbs
247
Conjugation The Verb Have
250
Conjugation The Verb Write
253
Conjugation The Verb Be
255
Forms of the Verb Emphatic Negative and Inter rogative
257
Forms of the Verb Progressive and Passive
258
The Auxiliaries Shall and Will
260
Notes on the Tenses
262
Clauses and Connectives
265
The Sentence Simple Complex and Compound
268
The Adjective Clause
270
The Adverbial Clause
272
Construction of the Infinitive and the Participle
275
Independent Elements
280
Rules of Syntax
281
Words Difficult to Parse
282
PUNCTUATION I The Use of Capital Letters
286
Italics
288
The Use of the Apostrophe
290
Terminal Marks
291
The Comma in a Series
293
The Comma with Words of Address
295
The Comma Showing the Omission of Words
296
The Comma with Words in Pairs and after Yes and No
297
Double Quotation Marks
298
Single Quotation Marks
300
The Comma with Nouns in Apposition
302
The Comma with Parenthetical Expressions
303
The Comma with Words in Contrast
305
SECTION PAGE XVI The Comma with Words in the Same Construction
306
The Comma in Compound Elements
307
The Comma with Adverbial Elements
309
The Comma after the Subject
310
The Comma with Independent Elements
311
The Use of the Semicolon
316
The Use of Parentheses and Brackets
317
The Use of the Dash
318
An Exercise in Punctuation
319
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