An Abridgement of Murray's Grammar: To which is Added a Set of Lessons, Containing Examples, Explanations, Rules, and Questions, Suited to the Several Parts of Speech and Forms of the English Language (Google eBook)
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accented active and neuter active verb adjective agreeing adverbs agree with nouns Amphibrach Anapaest antecedent Apostrophe better canst colon comma common noun Compound Perfect conjugated couldst Defective Verbs definite article demonstrative adjective pronoun denotes depend disjunctive conjunction English exclamation friends governed Grammar hath imperative mood Imperfect Tense indefinite indicative mood infinitive mood interrogation kinds lative Lord masculine gender metaphor neuter gender neuter verb nominative objective passive verb pause perfect participle personal pronouns Pluperfect Tense plural number possessive Potential Mood preposition present participle Present Tense principal proper noun regular relative pronoun Rule 19 scholar Second Future Tense second person semicolon separately and singly shalt or wilt shouldst signifying singular number singular or plural strives Subjunctive Mood Substantive or Noun syllable Syntax tence third person Thou art Thou hadst Thou mayst Thou mightst Thou wilt tion tive virtue voice vowel wise
Page 109 - PUNCTUATION is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses, which the sense and an accurate pronunciation require. The Comma represents the shortest pause ; the Semicolon, a pause double that of the comma ; the Colon, double that of the semicolon ; and the Period, double that of the colon.
Page 141 - It is a crime to put a Roman citizen in bonds ; it is the height of guilt to scourge him ; little less than parricide to put him to death : what name then shall I give to the act of crucifying him...
Page 31 - TO BE. Indicative Mood. PRESENT TENSE. SINGULAR. PLURAL. 1. I am. 1. We are. 2. Thou art. 2.
Page 47 - SYNTAX. THE third part of grammar is SYNTAX, which treats of the agreement and construction of words in a sentence. A sentence is an assemblage of words, forming a complete sense. Sentences are of two kinds, simple and compound. A simple sentence has in it but one subject, and one finite* verb: as, "Life is short.
Page 48 - A phrase is two or more words rightly put together, making sometimes part of a sentence, and sometimes a whole sentence. The principal parts of a simple sentence are the subject, the attribute, and the object. The subject is the thing chiefly spoken 'of; the attribute is the thing or action affirmed or denied of it; and the object is the thing affected by such action.
Page 15 - The simple word, or positive, becomes the comparative, by adding r or er; and the superlative,. by adding st or est, to the end of it: as, wise, wiser, wisest; great, greater, greatest. And the adverbs more and most, placed before the adjective* have the same effect: as, wise, more wise, most wise.
Page 11 - GENDER. Gender is the distinction of nouns, with regard to sex. There are three genders, the Masculine, the Feminine, and the Neuter.
Page 117 - COLON. THE Colon is used to divide a sentence into two or more parts, less connected than those which are separated by a semicolon ; but not so independent as separate distinct sentences.
Page 23 - There are five moods of verbs, the Indicative, the Imperative, the Potential, the Subjunctive, and the Infinitive. The Indicative Mood simply indicates or declares a thing; as, " He loves; he is loved:" or it asks a question; as, " Does he love? Is he loved?" The Imperative mood is used for commanding, exhorting, entreating, or permitting; as, " Depart thou; mind ye, let us stay; go in peace.