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according action active Adjective admits adverb affirmation ambiguity answer appears assertion assign attribute auxiliary belong called character clause common compared conceive conjunction considered consonant deemed definite denotes distinction employed English equal equivalent error evident examples existence expression former frequently future genitive give grammar grammarians Greek Hence idea implies import indefinite individual intended joined king language Latin latter learned manner meaning mode Mood nature necessary nominative Note noun object observed opinion originally Participle passive past perfect person phraseology plural position possession preceding precise preposition present Preterite principles pronoun proper properly question reader reason refers regard relative requires respect rule seems sense sentence signifies simple singular sometimes sound speaking species speech substantive Tense term termination thing thou tion truth understood usage verb voice word write written
Seite 160 - Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices, to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
Seite 365 - LORD, our heavenly ,Father, Almighty > and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day ; De(fend us in the same with thy mighty power ; and grant » that this day we fall into no ,sin, neither run into ,any kind of danger ; but » that all our doings may be ordered by ,thy governance, to do always » that > is ,righteous in thy sight ; through Jesus ,Christ > our Lord.
Seite 357 - To where Fleet-ditch with disemboguing streams Rolls the large tribute of dead dogs to Thames, The king of dykes ! than whom no sluice of mud With deeper sable blots the silver flood.
Seite 394 - We are apt to rely upon future prospects, and become really expensive while we are only rich in possibility: We live up to our expectations, not to our possessions, and make a figure proportionable to what we may be, not what we are. We outrun our present income, as not doubting to disburse * ourselves out of the profits of some future place, project, or reversion that we have in view.
Seite 322 - All expressions which, according to the established rules of language, either have no meaning, or involve a contradiction, or, according to the fair construction of the words, convey a meaning different from the intention of the speaker, should be dismissed.
Seite 246 - They are not the men in the nation, the most difficult to be replaced.' The definite article is likewise used to distinguish between things, which are individually different, but have one generic name, and things, which are in truth, one and the same, but are characterized by several qualities. If we say, ' The ecclesiastical and secular powers concurred in this measure,' the expression is ambiguous, as far as language can render it such.
Seite 336 - But what I have most at Heart is, that some Method should be thought on for ascertaining and fixing our Language for ever, after such Alterations are made in it as shall be thought requisite. For I am of Opinion...
Seite 138 - In the first person simply shall foretells ; In will a. threat, or else a promise dwells. Shall, in the second and the third, does threat ; Will simply, then, foretells the future feat.