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" A verb is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer ; as, I am — I rule — I am ruled. "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 344
edited by - 1829
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an ...

Lindley Murray - 1805 - 336 pages
...good thing ; a bad thing : or of any particular substantive ; as a sweet apple, ApleasaM prospect. 5. A Verb is a word which signifies to BE, to DO, or to SUFFER: as,. " I ami I rule; I am ruled." A Verb may be distinguished, by its making sense with any of the...
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English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an ...

Lindley Murray - 1807 - 332 pages
...the signification is dimr• CHAPTER VI. OF VERBS. SECTION 1. — Of the nature of Verbs m general. A VERB is a word which signifies to BE, to DO, or to suFl.ru ; as, " I am, I rule, I am ruled." Verbs are of three kinds ; ACTIVE, PASSIVE, and NEUTER....
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners, with an ...

Lindley Murray - 1809 - 336 pages
...frequent repetition of the same word : as, " The man is happy ; he is benevolent ; he is useful." 5. A Verb is a word which signifies to BE, to DO, or to SUFFER : as, " I am ; I rule ; I am ruled" A verb may generally be distinguished by its making sense with...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - 1810 - 295 pages
...as, Singular. Plural. 1st Person, I, We, 2d Thou, Ye or You. 3d He, she, or it ; They. 1 OF VERBS. A VERB is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer ; as, I am, I rule, I am ruled. Verbs are of three kinds ; Active, Passive, and Neuter. They are also...
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The Modern Preceptor Or a General Course of Education: Containing ..., Volume 1

John Dougall - 1810 - 580 pages
...words irregular in ihis respect, are those which express the very same ideas with the foregoing. VERB. A VERB is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to sufier. There are three kinds of Verbs ; Active, Passive, and Neuter Verbs. A Verb Active expresses...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners. With an ...

Lindley Murray - 1810 - 346 pages
...repetition of the same word : as " The man is happy ; lie is benevolent ; he is useful." 5. A;Verb is a word which signifies to BE, to DO, or to SUFFER : as, " I am ; I rule ; I am ruled.'* A Verb may generally be distinguished by its making sense with...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: with an ...

Lindley Murray - 1811 - 308 pages
...judicious writers on Grammar. CHAPTER VI. Of Verbs. SECT. 1. Of the nature of Verbs in general. L\ VERB is a word which signifies to BE, to DO, or to SUFFER,* as, "I am, I rule, I am ruled." ^ "fVerbs are of three kinds ; ACTIVE, PASSIVE, and NEUTER. They are...
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The New Pocket Cyclopædia: Or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically ...

John Millard - 1813 - 645 pages
...which expresses the highest degree of the quality, by adding st or est to the positive ; as hardest. 5. A VERB is a word which signifies, to be, to do, or to suffer. There are active, passive, and neuter verbs. A verb ni'lii't: expresses an action, and implies an agent,...
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The New Pocket Cyclopaedia: Or, Elements Or Useful Knowledge, Methodically ...

John Millard - 1813 - 671 pages
...which expresses the highest degree of the quality, by adding st or est to the positive ; as hardest. 5. A VERB is a word which signifies, to be, to do, or fo suffer. There are active, passive, arid neuter verbs. A verb active expresses an action, and implies...
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The young woman's companion; or, Female instructor [by J.A. Stewart].

J A. Stewart - 1814
...too frequent repetition of the same word ; as, the man is happy, he is benevolent, he is useful. 5. A Verb is a word which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer; as, I am, I rule, I am ruled. A verb may generally be distinguished by its making sense with any of...
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