Practical Lessons in English Grammar and Composition

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Imperative Sentences
12
Exclamatory Sentences
13
Picture Study and Sentence Writing
15
Parts of Speech Nouns
16
Common and Proper Nouns
18
Pronouns
20
Modifiers
22
Adjectives
23
The Articles
25
Picture Study and Grammar
26
Selecting and Classifying Words
27
Verbs
28
Verbphrases
29
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
30
Verbs used Transitively or Intransitively
32
Active and Passive Forms
33
Complements
34
Predicate Adjectives
36
Predicate Nouns
37
Simple Subject and Simple Predicate
38
Correcting Common Errors
39
Contractions
40
Adverbs
43
Adverbs modifying Adjectives and Adverbs
44
LEASON PAGE 33 Classes of Adverbs
46
There Introductory
47
How to Tell Complements
48
Analysis
50
Prepositions
52
Prepositions or Adverbs
54
Phrases
55
Conjunctions
58
Interjections
60
Different Uses of the Same Word
61
Review of Parts of Speech
63
Compound Subjects
64
Compound Predicates
65
Contracted Sentences
66
Adjective Phrases
68
Adverbial Phrases
69
Clauses
71
Principal and Subordinate Clauses
72
Compound Sentences
74
Complex Sentences
76
Adjective Clauses
78
Adverbial Clauses
80
Noun Clauses
82
Noun Clauses Continued
84
Direct Quotations
85
Indirect Quotations
87
Elliptical Sentences
89
Introduction
91
Familiar Experiences
92
How to Use the Dictionary
93
Correct Pronunciation
96
Synonyms and Antonyms
97
Word Building
98
The Paragraph
100
The Topic Sentence
102
Making an Outline
105
Narration
106
How to Tell a Story
108
How to Parse Nouns
109
LESSON PAGE 71 Stories to be Retold
110
Declension
111
Practice in Narration
112
It Introductory
113
Descriptions
114
Agreement of Pronouns
115
Description of Pictures
116
Picture Studies
117
Interrogative Pronouns
118
A Safe Investment
119
Exposition
120
Omission of the Relative Pronoun
121
Studies in Literature Golden Glories
122
Scythe Song
123
Gems from Shakespeare
124
Adjective Pronouns
125
Columbus
126
Indefinite Pronouns and Adjectives
127
Letter Writing
128
Classes of Adjectives
129
The Parts of a Letter
130
Model Forms
132
The Superscription
133
Special Uses of Adjectives
134
Notes Formal and Informal
135
How to Parse Adjectives
136
Business Letters
137
Inflection of the Verb
138
Gerunds or Verbal Nouns
147
Irregular Plurals
148
More about Plurals
149
Gender
152
Case
154
Nominative of Direct Address
156
Exclamatory Nominative
157
Nominative Case
158
Special Rules for Forming Possessives
159
Uses of the Possessive Case
160
The Indirect Object
162
The Adverbial Objective
163
The Objective Complement
164
Retained Object
165
Uses of the Objective Case
166
Apposition
167
LESSON PAGB 150 Practice in Parsing
232
The Principal Parts of Verbs
234
Forming the Past Tense
235
Irregular Weak Verbs
237
Inflection of the Simple Tenses
238
Complete Tenses
240
Conjugation of the Active Voice
242
Conjugation of the Verb Be
245
Review Exercises
247
Passive Verbphrases
248
Progressive Verbphrases
250
Emphatic Forms
252
Special Rules for Agreement of Verbs
254
Common Mistakes in the Use of Verbs I
256
Common Mistakes in the Use of Verbs II
258
Other Troublesome Verbs
261
Defective Verbs
265
Potential Verbphrases
266
How to Parse Verbs and Verbals
269
Adverbs classified according to Meaning
270
Adverbs classified according to Use
271
Relative Adverbs
272
Comparison of Adverbs
274
Common Mistakes in the Use of Adjectives and Adverbs
275
How to Parse Adverbs
277
Uses of Prepositional Phrases
278
Common Mistakes in the Use of Prepositions
279
Subordinate Conjunctions
282
The Meaning of Subordinate Clauses
283
Subordinate Clauses Classified
284
The Nominative Absolute
286
Subject of the Infinitive
288
Review of Infinitives
290
Nouns and Pronouns after To Be
292
Words that Need Watching
293
Miscellaneous Exercises for Analysis and Parsing
296
Increasing our Vocabulary
299
Words often Misused
300
LESSON PAGE 188 A Study of Synonyms
301
A Study of Suffixes
302
Variety of Expression I
303
Variety of Expression II
306
Developing Paragraphs
308
One Thing at a Time
310
Transition
311
Storytellers and their Stories
312
A Story in Prose
313
A Story in Verse
314
The Introduction
315
The Body and the Conclusion
316
Conversations
317
A Biographical Sketch
319
A Historical Sketch
321
Order in Description
322
Description of a Person
323
Study of a Description
324
Practice in Description
325
Description and Narration
326
Explaining Things
328
Sir Galahad
331
Characterization
332
Explaining Proverbs
333
Studies in Literature To a Waterfowl
334
The Chambered Nautilus
336
Figurative Language
339
Simile
341
Metaphor
342
Personification
343
APPENDIX A Rules for Capital Letters
345
B Rules for Punctuation
346
List of Irregular Verbs
348
Analysis by Diagram
351
E Additional Outlines
361
The English Language
364
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Página 328 - Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along.
Página 122 - The quality of mercy is not strain'd; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
Página 124 - Behind him lay the gray Azores, Behind, the Gates of Hercules; Before him not the ghost of shores, Before him only shoreless seas. The good mate said: " Now must we pray, For lo! the very stars are gone. Brave Admiral, speak; what shall I say ? " " Why, say:
Página 203 - He saw at a distance the lordly Hudson, far, far below him, moving on its silent but majestic course, with the reflection of a purple cloud, or the sail of a lagging bark, here and there sleeping on its glassy bosom, and at last losing itself in the blue highlands.
Página 225 - He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys; He hears the parson pray and preach, He hears his daughter's voice, Singing in the village choir, And it makes his heart rejoice.
Página 331 - Year after year beheld the silent toil That spread his lustrous coil; Still, as the spiral grew, He left the past year's dwelling for the new, Stole with soft step its shining archway through, Built up its idle door, Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more.
Página 330 - This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings, And coral reefs lie bare, Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.
Página 203 - On the other side he looked down into a deep mountain glen, wild, lonely, and shagged, the bottom filled with fragments from the impending cliffs, and scarcely lighted by the reflected rays of the setting sun. For some time Rip lay musing on this scene; evening was gradually advancing; the mountains began to throw their long blue shadows over the valleys; he saw that it would be dark long before he could reach the village, and he heaved a heavy sigh when he thought of encountering the terrors of...
Página 40 - I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Página 329 - Thou'rt gone, the abyss of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form ; yet, on my heart Deeply hath sunk the lesson thou hast given, And shall not soon depart. He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, In the long way that I must tread alone, Will lead my steps aright.

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