First Lessons in English Grammar

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Company, 1865 - 168 pages
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Page 5 - THE shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior...
Page 7 - The sober herd that lowed to meet their young, The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school, The watchdog's...
Page 154 - All words of more than one syllable ending in a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, and accented on the last syllable, double that consonant in derivatives : as, commit, committee ; compel, compelled; appal, appalling; distil, distiller.
Page 76 - Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I shall have been, 1. We shall have been, 2. Thou wilt have been, 2.
Page 76 - PERFECT TENSE. Singular. Plural. 1. I have been, 1. We have been, 2. Thou hast been, 2. You have been, 3. He has been ; 3. They have been. PAST TENSE. 1. I was, 1. We were, 2. Thou wast, 2. You were, 3. He was; 3. They were. PAST PERFECT TENSE. 1. I had been, 1. We had been, 2.
Page 135 - The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds...
Page 103 - RULE V. — Objectives. A Noun or Pronoun, used as the object of a preposition, must be in the objective case. The money was sent by me to him. EXPLANATION. — Sent by some one, sent to some one ; hence there is eridently a relation between by a:i 1 me, ami between to and him.
Page 100 - Nominatives. A Noun or Pronoun, used as the subject of a finite verb, must be in the nominative case.
Page 30 - The Principal Parts of a verb are the present tense, the past tense, the present participle, and the perfect participle. These are called the PRINCIPAL PARTS, because by means of them and the auxiliary verbs all the other parts of the verb can be formed.
Page 160 - ... is carried to the next line. ' The Acute Accent; which marks stress of voice. The Grave Accent ; which shows a sinking of the voice, or brings out a syllable.

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