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14. I visited London, Paris, and Vienna; but I did not like either cityany one of the cities.

15. We are neither acquainted with neither the minister nor-or his family.

16. He was neither fitted by neither ability nor disposition to carry out the wishes of his father.

Exercise 90

Asas, so as Where equality is stated, use as-as; in negative comparisons, use so as:

I. A miss is as—so good as a mile. 2. Paris is not as—so large as London. 3. Write asso many sentences as you can. 4. He does not like poetry as-so well as he does prose.

5. There was a long row of trees extending as-so far as you could see.

6. Typewriting is not asso difficult as shorthand. 7.

He was as-so true as steel. 8. Harry could not write as-s0 well as James. 9. Do you find geometry as-so interesting as algebra ? 10. I do not like Browning as--so well as Shakespeare.

II. The Bunker Hill Monument is not asso high as the one at Washington.

Exercise 91

REVIEW QUESTIONS

I.

What is a noun ?
2. Give an example of each kind of noun.
3. Give two rules for forming possessive.

4. Give two rules for forming the feminine. 5. What is an adjective?

6. By what part of speech may an adjective be modified ?

7. What is an adverb? 8. By what part of speech may an adverb be modified ?

9. Explain how to distinguish between an adjective and an adverb of manner; as, sweet and sweetly, safe and safely, etc.

10. Give rule for placing an adverb.
II. Illustrate transitive and intransitive verbs.
12. By what may a verb be modified ?

13. What governs the number form of the verb ? Illustrate.

14. Give the principal parts of: wring, go, swim, drink, rise.

15. Show by illustration the difference between a phrase and a clause.

16. What is a correlative?
17. Give rule for placing correlatives. Illustrate.

Exercise 92

Sentences to be corrected :

I. A placid river winds between the old and new plantation.

2. Many a farewell tear were shed. 3. The sum of these angles are 180 degrees. 4. This sentence sounds rather queerly, don't it? 5. They look something alike, to. 6. Take the three first examples. 8. Teacher, can I please speak to Mary? 8. Whom did the youngest of your two cousins marry? 9. Of these four captains, neither showed any fitness for the place.

10. He thinks he knows more than anybody.
II. She watches me like a cat watches a mouse.

12. You are advised to thoroughly review all your work on this course.

13. You eat it with a spoon like you would a custard. 14. I only recite once a day. 15. I will neither give you money nor favors.

16. It will not merely interest children, but grown-up people too.

17. In one evening I counted a large number of meteors sitting on my piazza.

PRONOUNS

A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun.

Pronouns are used to avoid the monotonous repetition of nouns. The sentence, John put John's book into John's desk, is grammatically correct, but it is much more pleasing to the ear to say, John put his books into his desk.

Pronouns are divided into four classes: personal, relative, interrogative, and indefinite or adjective.

PERSONAL PRONOUNS

A personal pronoun is a pronoun that shows by its form whether it represents the speaker, the person spoken to, or the person spoken of.

Example: I saw you and her. Here I is used to represent the speaker; you, instead of the name of the person spoken to; and her, instead of the name of the person spoken of.

The first person denotes the speaker : I, me, my, mine, we, our, us.

The second person denotes the person spoken to: you, your, yours.

The third person denotes the person spoken of: he, she, it, his, her, hers, its, him, they, them.

The other properties of personal pronouns are gender, number, and case. These terms have been defined in the lesson on nouns,

AGREEMENT WITH ANTECEDENT

The form of a personal pronoun as to person, number, and gender, is governed by its antecedent.

The antecedent is the word for which the pronoun stands. It may be expressed or understood.

Example: John said that he would come to see me as soon as he found his books.

The antecedent of he and his is John. John is the word that would have to be repeated if we had no pronouns. He and his are third person, singular number, masculine gender, agreeing with John. The antecedent of me is the name of the speaker understood.

Following is the declension of the personal pronouns ; i. e., a table showing the changes that they undergo to express their relations of person, number, gender, and case.

.my,

us

FIRST PERSON
Singular

Plural
Nominative.....I

we Possessive..

mine

our, ours Objective. ... ...me

SECOND PERSON
Singular

Plural
Nominative.....you

you Possessive... your, yours

your, yours Objective. ... ... you

you

THIRD PERSON

Plural

Mas. Nominative.....he Possessive......his Objective... him

Singular
Fem. Neut.
she it
her, hers its
her it

they
their, theirs
them

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