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Plural. FIRST Person. If I did love. FIRST PERSON. If we did love. Second Person. If thou didst love. Second Person. If ye or you did lovo. THIRD Person. If he did love. THIRD PERson. If they did love.
92. When a question is asked, the auxiliary verb precedes the nominative case; thus, “ Do I love ? Did John write ? May he go? Hade you learned the lesson ? "
93. The auxiliaries of the compound tenses are frequently used alone, to prevent the repetition of the verb; as, “He regards his word, but thou dost not (that is, dost not regard it).
ADVERBS. 94. Adverbs may be divided into the following classes :Of number ; as, Once, twice, thrice, &c. Of order; as, First, secondly, thirdly, fourthly, fifthly, lastly, finally, &e. Of place; as, Here, there, where, elsewhere, any where, somewhere,
nowhere, herein, whither, hither, thither, upward, downward, for
ward, backward, whence, hence, thence, whithersoever, &c. Of time present; as, Now, to-day,' &c. Of time pust; as, Already, before, lately, yesterday, heretofore, hither
to, long since, long ago, &c. Of time to come ; as, To-morrow, not yet, hereafter, henceforth, hence
forward, by and by, instantly, presently, immediately, straightOf time indefinite; as, Oft, often, ofttimes, oftentimes, sometimes,
soon, seldom, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, always, when, then,
ever, never, again, &c. Of quantity; as, Much, little, sufficiently, how much, how great,
enough, abundantly, &c. Of manner or quality ; as, Wisely, foolishly, justly, unjustly, quickly,
slowly, &c. Of doubt; as, Perhaps, peradventure, possibly, perchance, &c. Of affirmation ; as, Verily, truly, undoubtedly, doubtless, certainly,
yea, yes, surely, indeed, really, &c. Of negation; as, Nay, no, not, by no means, not at all, in no wise, &c. Of interrogation; as, How, why, wherefore, whither, &c. Of comparison; as, More, most, better, best, worse, worst, less, least,
very, almost, little, alike, &c. There are many adverbs, however, not included in the above list.
END OF PART I.
R. G. PARKER, A. M.
PROGRESSIVE EXERCISES IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION,"
CHARLES FOX, A. M.
PRINCIPAL OF THE BOYLSTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL.
" Breve est iter per exempla."
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In the former part of this Grammar, the principles of Analysis, or English Parsing, were unfolded, and the pupil was led, by progressive steps, to a knowledge of the parts of speech, with their various relations and dependencies. This volume contains the application of these principles in the Synthesis or Construction of English sentences. It is to be premised, that, in the arrangement of these principles, the authors have considered the usage of the best writers as their only standard of grammatical accuracy. For this reason, it will be seen in this work, that many expressions are condemned, which are sometimes used by popular writers, and are of frequent occurrence in colloquial intercourse. The propriety of this must be evident to all who consider that language aims at a higher object than the bare expression of animal wants. It has been asserted by a celebrated writer, that most of the disputes which have agitated the world, have arisen from a reciprocal misunderstanding of terms. How important, then, is a logical precision in the construction of sentences ! In the decisions which the authors have made in relation to grammatical propriety, they have not ventured to