ISBN: 1144774810 / ISBN-13: 9781144774811
An Elementary Grammar of the English Language; With an Analysis of the Sentence
by John S Hart
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis 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. 1900 Excerpt: ...placed before it. Models for Parsing. "James wrote a letter." "Letter" is a com. noun, n. g., sing. n., 3d p., and is in the obj. c., governed by "wrote," a transitive verb in the active voice, according to Rule III. (Quote Rule.) "The boy, having eaten unripe fruit, became sick." "Fruit" is a com. noun, n. g., sing. n., 3d p., and in the obj. c., governed by the participle "having eaten," according to a note under Rule III. (Quote Note.) "James saw him." "Him" is a pers. pronoun, masc. g., sing. n., 3d p., and in the obj. c., governed by "saw," a trans. v. in the act. v., according to Rule III. (Quote Rule.) Exercises. 1. Write three sentences, each containing a noun; three, each containing a pronoun; three, each containing an infinitive verb or an infinitive phrase; three, each containing a participle or a participial phrase; three, each containing a sentence or a part of a sentence--Name the subject in each of the following sentences. Name the predicate or verb agreeing with the subject. The parsing of the Pronoun here is complete as far as it goes. But there are other things to be learned concerning it under Rule VIII., before it can be parsed in full. Which of these verbs are transitive? What is the object of each of these transitive verbs? Parse the Objectives which are the objects of verbs and participles, and all the Subjects and Verbs: Charles lost his knife. Mary found a book. William has recited his lesson. John caught a bird in the trap. A good conscience fears nothing. If you love God, keep his commandments. Temperance promotes health. Perseverance and industry will surmount every difficulty. We saw them go into the house. The child, seeing its mother, ran...