First Lessons in Language, Or, Elements of English Grammar

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Kelly & Piet, Publishers, 1867 - 140 pages

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Page 28 - A noun's the name of anything, As school or garden, hoop or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of noun, As great, small, pretty, white or brown. Instead of nouns the pronouns stand Her head, his face, your arm, my hand.
Page 18 - About, above, across, after, against, along, amid, amidst, among, amongst, around, at, athwart. Before, behind, below, beneath, beside, besides, between, betwixt, beyond, by.
Page 28 - John's head, his face, m^ arm, your hand. VERBS tell of something being done, To read, write, count, sing, jump or run. How things are done, the ADVERBS tell, As slowly, quickly, ill or well. A PREPOSITION stands before A noun as in or through a door.
Page 113 - Be, bear, beat, begin, behold, beset, bestead, bid, bind, bite, bleed, break, breed, bring, buy, Cast, chide, choose, cleave, cling, come, cost, cut, Do, draw, drink, drive, Eat, Fall, feed, feel, fight, find, flee, fling, fly, forbear, forsake, Get, give, go, grow, Have, hear, hide, hit, hold, hurt, Keep, know ? LEssON XXI.
Page 115 - Speak, Speed, Spend, Spill, Spin, Spit, Split, Spread, Spring, Stand, Steal, Stick, Sting, Stride, Strike, String, Strive, Swear, Sweep, Swim, Swing, Take. Teach, Tear, Tell, Think, Thrive, Throw, Thrust, Tread, Wear, Weave, Weep, Win, Wind, Wont, Work, Wring, Write, Preterit.
Page 5 - There can be no exercise, in the .whole business of instruction, more useful to the mind, than the analysis of sentences, in the concentrated light of grammar and logic. It brings one into the sanctuary of human thought. All else is but standing in the outer court. He who is without, may, indeed, offer incense ; but he who penetrates within, worships and adores. It is here that the man of science, trained to close thought and clear vision, surveys the various objects of his study with a more expanded...
Page 115 - Sown, R. Spoken. Sped. Spelt, R. Spent. Spilt, R. Spun. Spit. Split. Spread. Sprung. Stood. Stolen. Stuck. Stung. Stridden, strid. Struck, stricken. Strung. Striven. Strown, strewn, a.
Page 100 - Pronouns must be of the same person, number, and gender, as the nouns for which they stand.
Page 2 - Colburn's First Lessons' is for arithmetic ; it makes the principles clear without burdening the mind with the technics. I know of no work so well adapted for those beginning the study of grammar. You have done a valuable service to the young in the preparation of it; and I am confident that you will find a rich reward in the conviction that you have made the study of grammar, which has so often been found perplexing and disheartening, adapted to the comprehension of the child, as well as attractive...
Page 98 - Active-intransitive, passive, and neuter verbs, and their participles, take the same case after as before them, when both words refer to the same thing.

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