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PAST AND PRESENT
IN THREE PARTS
PART I.-MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR
PART I.-MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
CHAPTER 1. Analytical Outline
--General Definitions ; 2. NounsSection (1) The kinds of Nouns, (2) Substitutes for a Noun ; (3) Gender, (4) Case, (5) Number; 3. Adjectives—Section (1) The kinds of Adjectives, (2) The two Uses of Adjectives, (3) Substitutes for Adjectives, (4) Comparison of Adjectives ; 4. Pronouns-Section (1) Personal Pronouns, (2) Demonstrative Pronouns, (3) Relative or Conjunctive Pronouns, (4) Interrogative Pronouns ; 5. Verbs-Section (1) The kinds of Verbs, (2) Transitive Verbs, (3) Intransitive Verbs, (4) Auxiliary Verbs, (5) Active and Passive Voices, (6) Mood, Tense, Number and Person, (7) Indicative Mood, (8) Imperative Mood, (9) Subjunctive Mood, (10) Infinitive Mood, (11) Participles, (12) Gerunds and Verbal Nouns, (13) The Conjugation of Verbs, (14) Auxiliary, Defective and Anomalous Verbs; 6. Adverbs—Section (1) The Functions of Adverbs, (2) The kinds of Adverbs, (3) Comparison of Adverbs, (4) Verbs com. pounded with Adverbs, (5) The two Uses of Adverbs ; 7. Prepositions ; 8. Conjunctions-Section (1) Co-ordinative Covjunctions, (2) Subordina: tive Conjunctions; 9. Interjections ; 10. Analysis of Sentences-Section (1) Analysis of Simple Sentences, (2) Analysis of Compound Sentences, (3) Analysis of Complex Sentences ; 11. The Same Word used as Different Parts of Speech ; 12. Syntax; 13. Punctuation, or the Right Use of Stops.
Questions from London Matriculation Papers.
PART II.-IDIOM AND CONSTRUCTION.
CHAPTER 14. Nouns and Pronouns-Section (1) Cases of Nouns and Pronouns, (2) Uses of Pronouns, Past and Present; 15. AdjectivesSection (1) Uses of the Various kinds of Adjectives, (2) The Use of Articles, (3) Adjectives used as Nouns, (4) Degrees of Comparison; 16. Verbs-Section (1) Uses of Tenses, (2) Further uses of the Infinitive, (3) Sequences of Tenses ; 17. Adverbs-Section (1) Position of Adverbs, (2) Adverbs qualifying Prepositions; 18. Prepositions ; 19. Conjunctions and Conjunctional Phrases ; 20. Miscellaneous Words, Phrases, and Constructions. Notes on Certain Grammatical Terms. Questions from London Matriculation Papers.
PART III.-HISTORICAL ENGLISH: WORD BUILDING
CHAPTER 21. Historical Outline-Section (1) English and Cognate Languages, (2) Old English, (3) Middle English, (4) Modern English ; 22. Borrowings-Section (1) Celtic, (2) Danish or Later Scandian, (3) Dutch, (4) Latin, (5) French, (6) Greek, (7) Modern Borrowings, Miscellaneous ; 23. Sounds and Symbols--Section (1) Alphabet, Pre
sent and Past, (2) Consonants, (3) Vowels and Diphthongs ; 24. Spelling --Section (1) History of English Spelling, (2) Summary of English Spellings ; 25. Accentuation, Syllabic Division-Section (1) Words of Native or Teutonic Origin, (2) Words of French or Latin Origin, (3) Syllabic Divisions ; 26. Accidence-Section (1) The Forms of Nouns, (2) The Forms of Adjectives, (3) The Forms of Pronouns, (4) The Forms of Verbs, (5) The Forms of Adverbs, (6) The Forms of Prepositions, (7) The Forms of Conjunctions ; 27. Compound Words-Section (1) Un. related or Juxtapositional Compounds, (2) Related or Syntactical Compounds, (3) Disguised Compounds, (4) Mistaken or Apparent Com. pounds, (5) Hybrid Compounds ; 28. Teutonic Prefixes and SuffixesSection (1) Teutonic Prefixes, (2) Suffixes ; 29. Secondary Derivatives, Romanic-Section (1) Prefixes, (2) Suffixes ; 30. Greek Prefixes and Suffixes-Section (1) Prefixes, (2) Suffixes ; 31. Summary of Results in Prefixes and Suffixes ; 32. Bilingualism, Doublets, Grimm's Law, Verner's Law. Questions from London Matriculation Papers. Appendix 1. Prosody and Poetry; II. Note on Vocalic Sounds by Professor Skeat; III. Figures of Rhetoric; IV. Synonyms; V. Changes of Meaning
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