The Royal English Grammar: Containing what is Necessary to the Knowledge of the English Tongue Laid Down in a Plain and Familiar Way for the Use of Young Gentlemen and Ladys [sic]

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J. Nourse, 1737 - English language - 173 pages

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Page 23 - Make a hyphen. For what is the hyphen used 1 The hyphen is used, I. To connect two simple words that unite to form a compound word ; as, " A spirit-moving strain." II. At the end of a line, when there is not room for the whole of a word, the hyphen is placed after one of its syllables, to show that the remainder may be found at the beginning of the next line ;* as,
Page 61 - Thing is exprefled by can or could; the Liberty of the Speaker to do a Thing by may or might; the Inclination of the Willis exprefled \>y<will or would; and the Neeejfity of a Thing to be done by muft or tught,Jhall otjhould.
Page 1 - Should find out fome external fenfible Signs, whereby thofe invifible Ideas, which his Thoughts are made up of, might be made known to others. For this purpofe nothing was fo fit, either for Plenty or Quicknefs, as thofe articulate Sounds, which with fo much Eafe and Variety he found himfelf able to make.
Page 112 - FOR me." [The sentence here is not complete ; but it shall be explained amongst Johnson's instances.] " Notwithstanding ; As, after having spoken of the faults of a man, we add, FOR all that, he is an honest man." [ie Though all that has been said may be the Cause of thinking otherwise, yet he is an honest man.] S.
Page 127 - IN is a'.fo ufed at the Beginning of Words to denote Privation or not, and gives a contrary Senfe to the Word it is compounded with: As, indecent, \. e.
Page 15 - What is a Confonant ? A. A Confonant is a Letter that cannot be founded without adding a Vowel before or after it; as tn, which is founded as em; p, which is founded as ft.
Page 51 - What do you mean by the foregoing and following State of the Pronoun ? A. The Pronouns have a twofold State, both in the Singular and Plural Number. The firfl State \vc fhall call the foregoing State, is, I, vie; ft\e feconJ we fhall call the following State , as, me, us.
Page 150 - Words be left out ? j$. i . When a Word has been mentioned juft before, and may be fuppofed to be kept in Mind.
Page 61 - ... ie though he charm. •). Greenwood says: źNow in English, there are no moods. . ., but (it) does all that by the aid of auxiliary or helping verbs, which in the Latin and some other languages, is done by the diversity of terminations or endings.* He gives the following list of the auxiliary verbs used in English: Can, could for possibility; may, might for liberty, will, would for inclination; must, ought, shall, should, for necessity. He adds that only one mood may...
Page 102 - Prepolition is a Part of Speech, which being added to any other Parts of Speech, ferves to mark or fjgnify their State or Reference to each other.

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