This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Occupancy means to take possession. Occupation implies the right to occupancy. It has still another meaning, namely, that of ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Occupancy means to take possession. Occupation implies the right to occupancy. It has still another meaning, namely, that of employment. Of age. One properly says: ' He was a child of three years," "The child was three years of age," or "The child was three years old," but not "He was a child of three years old." Of any. See All and Any. Of the name of. See By the name of. Of the time. As applied to time, of is the required preposition. Century gives the following: Of.--Measuring time; noting relative position in space or time. Under to, Century says that to is found in various obsolete, provincial, and colloquial uses instead of the correct preposition after, against, ...of, etc.; as, "At twenty minutes to three, Her Majesty... entered the House." Of Which and Whose. Although ivhose, used of inanimate things, has been censured by some critics, it has become established as correct. Standard gives the following: "The use of whose, the possessive of who, in place of the phrase of which, is now considered good style; thus: instead of 'Poetry, the chief purpose of which is to exalt the beautiful, ' we can correctly say, 'Poetry, whose chief purpose, ' " etc. Off of.; Of is superfluous after off. Instead of "Cut a slice off of the bread," one properly says, "Cut a slice off the bread." Official and Officer. An official is denned as one holding a public office; an officer, as one holding office by election, especially under the government; thus, we speak of a railroad official and a police officer. Older and Oldest. See Elder and Eldest. On. On should not be omitted in such constructions as, "He called on Monday." On a street. See In a street. On and Upon. See Call on. Onto and on to. Onto and on to have both been criticised by purists, onto being...
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