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A Handbook of the English Language by Latham

Syntax of the persons of verbs


CHAPTER XXI.

SYNTAX OF THE PERSONS OF VERBS.

488, 489. Their concord 344

CHAPTER XXII.

ON THE VOICES OF VERBS.

490. _Hight_ 345

CHAPTER XXIII.

ON THE AUXILIARY VERBS.

491. Their classification 346-348 492. _I have ridden_ 348 493. _I am to speak_ 351 494. _I am to blame_ 351 495. _I am beaten_ 351

CHAPTER XXIV.

OF ADVERBS.

496, 497. Their syntax simple 353 498. Termination -ly 354 499. _To walk and ride_ 354 500. _From whence_, &c. 354, 355

CHAPTER XXV.

ON PREPOSITIONS.

501. _Climb up a tree_ 356 502. _Part of the body_ 356

CHAPTER XXVI.

ON CONJUNCTIONS.

justify;"> 503, 504. Their nature 357-359 505. Their government 359 506-511. The subjunctive mood 359-364 512. Use of _that_ 364 513. Succession of tenses 364 514. Disjunctives 365

CHAPTER XXVII.

THE SYNTAX OF THE NEGATIVE.

515. Its place 366 516. Its distribution 366 517. Two negatives 367 518. Questions of appeal 367

CHAPTER XXVIII.

ON THE CASE ABSOLUTE.

519. Its participial character 369

PART VI.

PROSODY.

520. Derivation of the word 371 521, 522. Importance of accent 371 523-526. Measures 372, 373 527. Metrical notation 374 528-535. Rhyme 374-377 536. Blank verse 377 537, 538. Last syllable indifferent 378 539, 540. Names of common English metres 379-384

PART VII.

DIALECTS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

541. Saxons and Angles 385 542-544. Dialects not coincident 385, 386 545, 546. Traces of the Danes 386, 387 547 Mercian origin of the written English 387


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