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The Grammar of English Grammars by Gould Brown

The Grammar of English Grammars by Gould Brown

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The Grammar of English Grammars, with an introduction historical and critical; the whole methodically arranged and amply illustrated; with forms of correcting and of parsing, improprieties for correction, examples for parsing, questions for examination, exercises for writing, observations for the advanced student, decisions and proofs for the settlement of disputed points, occasional strictures and defences, an exhibition of the several methods of analysis, and a key to the oral exercises: to which are added four appendixes, pertaining separately to the four parts of grammar.
The Grammar of English Grammars, with an introduction historical and critical; the whole methodically arranged and amply illustrated; with forms of correcting and of parsing, improprieties for correction, examples for parsing, questions for examination, exercises for writing, observations for the advanced student, decisions and proofs for the settlement of disputed points, occasional strictures and defences, an exhibition of the several methods of analysis, and a key to the oral exercises: to which are added four appendixes, pertaining separately to the four parts of grammar.

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--QUESTIONS.

ORDER OF REHEARSAL, AND METHOD OF EXAMINATION.

PART SECOND, ETYMOLOGY.

[Fist] [The following questions refer almost wholly to the main text of the Etymology of this work, and are
such as every student should be able to answer with readiness and accuracy, before he proceeds to any
subsequent part of the study or the exercises of English grammar.]

LESSON I.--PARTS OF SPEECH.

1. Of what does Etymology treat? 2. What is meant by the term, "_Parts of Speech?_" 3. What are Classes,
under the parts of speech? 4. What are _Modifications?_ 5. How many and what are the parts of speech? 6.
What is an article? 7. What is a noun? 8. What is an adjective? 9. What is a pronoun? 10. What is a verb? 11.
What is a participle? 12. What is an adverb? 13. What is a conjunction? 14. What is a preposition? 15. What is
an interjection?

LESSON II.--PARSING.

1. What is _Parsing?_ and what relation does it bear to grammar? 2. What is a _Praxis?_ and what is said of
the word? 3. What is required of the pupil in the FIRST PRAXIS? 4. How many definitions are here to be
given for each part of speech? 5. How is the following example parsed? "The patient ox submits to the yoke,
and meekly performs the labour required of him."

[Now parse, in like manner, the three lessons of the First Chapter, or the First Praxis.]

LESSON III.--ARTICLES.

1. What is an ARTICLE? 2. Are an and a different articles, or the same? 3. When ought an to be used, and
what are the examples? 4. When should a be used, and what are the examples? 5. What form of the article do
the sounds of w and y require? 6. Can you repeat the alphabet, with an or a before the name of each letter? 7.

Part I, p. 16; Part III, p. 29.

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Will you name the ten parts of speech, with an or a before each name? 8. When does a common noun not
admit an article? 9. How is the sense of nouns commonly made indefinitely partitive? 10. Does the mere being
of a thing demand the use of articles? 11. Can articles ever be used when we mean to speak of a whole
species? 12. But how does an or a commonly limit the sense? 13. And how does the commonly limit the
sense? 14. Which number does the limit, the singular or the plural? 15. When is the required before
adjectives? 16. Why is an or a not applicable to plurals? 17. What is said of an or a before an adjective of
number? 18. When, or how often, should articles be inserted? 19. What is said of needless articles? 20. What
is the effect of putting one article for the other, and how shall we know which to choose? 21. How are the two
articles distinguished in grammar? 22. Which is the definite article, and what does it denote? 23. Which is the
indefinite article, and what does it denote? 24. What modifications have the articles?

LESSON IV.--PARSING.

1. What is required of the pupil in the SECOND PRAXIS? 2. How many definitions are here to be given for
each part of speech? 3. How is the following example parsed? "The task of a schoolmaster laboriously
prompting and urging an indolent class, is worse than his who drives lazy horses along a sandy road."

[Now parse, in like manner, the three lessons of the Second Chapter, or the _Second Praxis_; and then, if you
please, you may correct orally the five lessons of bad English, with which the Second

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