English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a History of Its Origin and Development. Designed for Use in Colleges and Schools

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Harper & Brothers, 1855 - 754 pages
 

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High Germanic
73
Classification of the Celtic El 170 Introduction of the AngloNor
86
CHAPTER IV
93
Specimens of SemiSaxon 95 83 Recapitulation
107
Lowland Scotch 110 ties
116
Pronounceable Combina 135 Importance of the Fact first
132
The Kind of AngloSaxon 106 Prospects of the English
136
Classification of the Pho
142
Vocalic or Vowel Sounds 142 Phonetic Elements
149
tions
156
Principles of Division 161 144 Monosyllabic Character
163
CHAPTER V
169
Definitions 173 163 Vowel Changes
175
THE NATURAL SIGNIFICANCY OF ARTICULATE SOUNDS
182
CHAPTER VIII
189
PART III
199
Section
200
CHAPTER II
203
194
212
Section
214
ORTHOGRAPHICAL EXPEDIENTS
222
PART IV
237
English Gender Philoso 257 Origin of the Term
255
English Gender Poetic 247 Nouns
256
Double Forms of the Plural 251 261 Number of Cases
257
Foreign Words 251 262 Import of the Genitive
258
Additional Statements 252 263 Comparative Etymology
259
Comparative Etymology 254 264 Difference between Ancient 256 Cases of Nouns 255 and Modern Languages
260
CHAPTER III
263
Words
269
Simple or Terminational 278 Numerals Comparison 266 279 Importance
270
Compound Comparison 266 280 Classification
271
Irregular Comparison 267 281 Compound Numerals
273
CHAPTER IV
275
Relation of the Articles to 286 The Article the
276
CHAPTER V
278
The Pronoun 278296 Pronouns of the first Person
279
Personal Pronouns son
281
Unity
284
The longer and the shorter 308 Comparative Etymology
293
Comparative Etymology 281 300 Pronouns of the third Per
294
Declension of Personal Pro
295
310 Compound Relatives
296
Self used with the Personal 311 Subjunctive and Prepositive Pronouns as a Reflective I Pronouns Pronoun 290 312 Interrogative Pronouns
303
Self a Substantive 291 313 Comparative Etymology
304
CHAPTER VI
307
The Verb
317
342 Classification of Auxiliary 318 Beckers Views 304 Verbs
318
Classification of Verbs 305 343 Derivation of Auxiliary 320 Transitive Verbs Verbs
319
Intransitive Verbs 306 344 Classification of Auxiliary 322 Attributes of Verbs Verbs in respect to their 323 Persons of Verbs mode of Construction
321
Forms for the Present Tense 308 346 The Verb Sabstantive
326
341 Auxiliary Verbs 318 360 Defective Verbs
356
Law of Convertibility in
358
Section Page Section Page
361
son 285
369
Conjunctions 374 378 Office of Conjunctions
376
CHAPTER XI
384
ties
388
Instinctive Forms and Pro 394 Teutonic Compounds
400
Latin secondary Derivatives 411 422 Illusive Etymologies 449
404
Teutonic Stemnouns 390 397 Natural Development of
406
Greek Roots 420 428 Surnames derived from Per
422
Terms
442
Greek Derivative Words
458
464
464
PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS
467
CHAPTER III
481
Conversion
487
Compound Propositions 489 464 Relation of certain Logical
493
CHAPTER 1
495
Argument 496 471 Dilemma
502
Sorites 502 475 Logical Analysis
509
SYNTAX OF THE SUBSTANTIVE
517
Section Page Section Page
527
Attributive Relation of the 489 Promiscuous Exercises
533
CHAPTER III
535
Syntax of the Adjective 535 495 Syntax of the Indefinite
548
Syntax of Pronominal Ad 497 Promiscuous Exercises
555
The End aimed at 661 567 The Interference of Rhet
559
Personal Pronouns 557 502 Relative Pronouns
569
Syntax of the word Self 503 Interrogative Pronouns
577
Concord 581 515 Infinitive Mode
595
Collocation 519 Syntax of Tenses
601
CHAPTER VI
609
SYNTAX OF CONJUNCTIONS
619
Section
625
CHAPTER IX
629
Syntax of Compound Sen 540 Grammatical Equivalents
641
PART VII
657
Distinct and Vivid Concep
663
A strong Desire to express 569 Rules for the Use of Figures
669
Heroic Triplets 737 678 Short Metre 739
670
Anagram
675
Anticlimax
681
CHAPTER III
694
PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS
709
Prosody
717
lambic Monometer with the 1638 Iambic Tetrameter
724
ANAPESTIC MEASURES
731
659
735
Ottava Rima
738

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