Grammar of the English Sentence

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General Books, 2013 - 84 من الصفحات
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...crime was committed." (ft) The passive form of intransitive verbs is sometimes used by enallage for the active; as, "The melancholy days are come" for "The melancholy days have come." (i) The active voice is sometimes used by enallage for the passive; as, "The state-house is building." "The work is doing." This form of expression is now warranted by our very best writers and ablest critics, and no amount of protest on the part of grammarians seems sufficient to drive it out of the language. EXERCISES. 390. (1) Tell the voice of each verb. (2) Change the voice and preserve the meaning of the sentence. (1) Sarah was astonished at the news. (2) William bought a book. (3) That poem was written by Saxe. (4) He will find his money. (6) How do you spend your time? (6) I crossed the river before I saw you. (7) We desire to be loved by every one. (8) The man was killed by a lion. (9) She looks as if she wanted to speak. (10) He seems sad. MODE. 391. Mode is the property of the verb that denotes the manner in which thought is related to reality. (a) Languages differ as to the number of their modes. It is said that the Arabic has thirteen, the Russian seven, the Sanscrit six, and the Anglo-Saxon but four. Grammarians differ as to the number of modes that belong to a particular language; but the number of modes, like the number of classes of words, is merely a matter of convenience. Mode is the manner of expression. There might, therefore, be as many modes as there are forms of expression; but as this number would be almost infinite, such a classification would be worthless. (6) Mode is a grammatical term. It does not mean the manner of an action, or the manner of a thought; it is the manner in which the...

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