Appendix to Lectures on English Grammar: Containing an Additional Number of Incorrect Phrases, Or Vulgarisms, and a Selection of Nearly Four Hundred Words : which are Frequently Pronounced Contrary to the Best Usage
Lincoln & Edmands, 1828 - 12 pages
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action active adding adjective pronouns adverb agent agree agreeably answer apply beautiful become Charlotte common comparative compound conjunction connected copulative Corrected Define definite denotes distinguish English example expressed Favour frequently gender give gone governed grammar grammarian Harriet imperative mood implied indicative mood infinitive mood intended interjection joined kind lady language lecture manner Name nature neuter never nominative NOTE noun or pronoun objective observe order of parsing parsing participle passive perfect participle Permit person and number person singular personal pronoun plural plural verb positive possessive preposition present present tense proper QUESTIONS received regular relation relative pronoun require Rule second person sense sentence signify singular number situation sometimes speak speech stands student superlative taught tense thing third person thou tion tive understood ungrammatical verb walks word write
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