The Etymologic Interpreter, Or, An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language: To which is Prefixed an Introduction Containing a Full Development of the Principles of Etymology and Grammar, &c. &c. &c

R. Hunter, 1824 - 274 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 143 - is that word when considered as a part of speech? What is its grammatic character? Lindley Murray must reply: " A VERB is a word which signifies to BE, to Do, or to SUFFER ; as, ' I am, I rule, I am ruled.'" Other grammatists have attempted: greater accuracy of definition ; but their
Σελίδα 145 - instances Irule, torule. Though, then, the definition " A verb is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer," does hold as to Latin and Greek; it is not true, as to any language whatever, that one simple or uncompounded word can signify, to be, to do, or to suffer. The error of the grammarians originated in mistaking syntactic
Σελίδα 245 - YOUR MEANING MOST DISTINCTLY. The following remark of Dr. Blair is judicious: " From the nature of our language, a leading rule in the arrangement of our sentences is, that the words or members most nearly related, should be placed as near to each other as possible, so as to make their mutual relation clearly appear. This rule
Σελίδα 252 - RULE I. Monosyllables ending with f, 1, or s, preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant; as, staff", mill, pass, &c. The only exceptions are of, if, as, is, has, was, yes, his, this,
Σελίδα 239 - unity by the following construction: Having come to anchor I was put on shore, where I was saluted by all my friends, and received by them with the greatest kindness. Another rule is, never to crowd Into one sentence things which have so little connexion that they might be divided into two or more sentences. The following is an instance of faulty
Σελίδα 151 - In each number," we are told, " there are three persons; as, Singular. PluraL First Person, I love; We love; Second Person, Thou lovest; Ye or You love; Third Person, He loves. They love. " Thus the verb, in some parts of it, varies its endings, to express or agree with different persons of the same number.
Σελίδα 141 - Nouns which have y in the singular, with no other vowel in the same syllable, change it into ies in the plural: as, beauty, beauties; fly, flies," &c. But why should these not be beautys, flys, dutys, «&c.; like key, keys; delay, delays, &c.
Σελίδα 241 - should be few and well ordered. He will find this the surest guide—the best assistant in composing well; whilst it tends, more than any other rule, to relieve him from perplexity, and to render his task easy. " Feeble writers employ a multitude of words to make themselves understood, as they think, more distinctly; and they only confound the reader.
Σελίδα 239 - •to anchor, they put me on shore, where I was saluted by all my friends, who received me with the greatest kindness. Here, though the objects are sufficiently connected, yet, by shifting so often the person—we, they, I, who—the sense is nearly lost. The sentence is restored to its
Σελίδα 222 - The conjunction and connects two or more singular nouns or pronouns into a plural nominative; but with, besides, as well as, and such words do not connect two or more singular nouns and pronouns into a plural nominative. The support of so many of his relations were a heavy tax upon his industry,—•

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