A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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The potential form of speaking is expressed by may, can, in the present; and
might, **, or bould, in the preterit, joined with the infinitive mood of the verb.
Present. *g. I may have; stoa mayst have ; be may have ; Far. We may have; ye
may have ...
Infinitive. Present. To be loved. Preterit. To have been loved. Participle. Loved. -
There is another form of English verbs, in which the infinitive mood is joined to
the verb do in its various inflections, which are therefore to be learned in this
A long vowel is often changed into a short one ; thus, kept, slept, twept, crept,
swept ; from the verbs, to keep, to sleep, ... that when a verb has a participle
distinct from its preterit, as write, wrote, written, that distinct participle is more
proper and ...
In this inquiry I shall sometimes copy Dr. Wallis, and sometimes endeavour to
supply his defects, and rectify his errouns, - - Nouns are derived from verbs. The
thing implied in the verb, as done or produced, is commonly either the present of
A verb that helps to conjugate other verbs. - In almost all languages, some of the
commonest nouns and verbs have many irregularities; such are the common
auxiliary verbs, to be and to love, to do and to be done, &c. JWatts. Auxi Li Ao r1
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