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ADJECTIVES ADVERBS ance bil'i ty called cast cate cause cent charge close cloth continued dent ence EXERCISE face gate gave give hand head horse late lence lent less LESSON letter light live lous man'ners mark meaning ment mind nate ness NOUNS pass pupils READING ri ous sentences ship short side sion sive sound SPELLING tain tate teacher tend tion tive trans tude VERBS wind words write
Page 166 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel : as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ; to begin, a beginner.
Page 165 - English alphabet consists of twenty-six letters. Letters are divided into vowels and consonants. A vowel is a letter which makes by itself a distinct sound.
Page 137 - ... i ty as si du i ty con ti gu i ty con ti nu i ty mul ti tu di nous еp i cu re an in con gru i ty con tra ri...
Page 165 - A DIGRAPH, or improper diphthong, is the union of two vowels in a syllable, one of which is silent; as, oa in loaf. 13. A TRIPHTHONG is the union of three vowels in one syllable ; as, eau in beau, ieu in adieu.
Page 165 - EXAMPLES. 1. When treating of Christian orators, Maury asks the following apposite questions : " What is this you call eloquence ? Is it the wretched trade of imitating that criminal, mentioned by a poet in his satires, who ' balanced his crimes before his judges with antithesis...
Page 166 - -y', preceded by a consonant, form their plural by changing '-y...
Page 166 - The plural of nouns is generally formed by adding s or es to the singular. Words ending in a sound, which will unite with the sound of s, form the plural by adding s only ; as, herd, herds ; tree, trees.
Page 165 - V. The Asterisk [*], the Obelisk or Dagger [ t ], the Double Dagger [ J ], the Section [ | ], the Parallels [ || ], and the Paragraph [ 11 ], refer to notes in the margin, or at the bottom of the page.