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3. James sister is a member of the Young Women Christian Association.

4. She has subscribed for the Ladies Home Journal, Womans Home Companion, and McIntosh Monthly.

5. The teacher should insist on the student studying this lesson thoroughly.

6. The man being a judge should not excuse him.

7. Although we bought the goods on sixty days credit, we expect to pay for them within thirty days.

8. He is a teacher of twenty years experience. He has been in his present position ten years.

9. Preachers salaries are not so large as they shoul be.

10. The pupils names were written on the register.

II. For conscience sake and humanity good, live a noble life.

12. We are selling women and children camel hair vests.

13. Forgetting myself, I left the man and the woman boots behind.

14. The two sick servants places were filled by our neighbors daughters.

15. The teachers first, and perhaps the most difficult, duty, is to arouse his students interest in the subject in hand.

16. More than a hundred childrens children rode on his knee.

17. In this place ran Cassius dagger through. 18. His brother pirates hand he wrung. 19. Jove but laughs at lovers perjury. 20. My daughters teacher has a library of choice books.

Exercise 12

2.

Correct errors in plurals and possessive forms:
1. Take two cupsful of sugar, and one of flour.

He accounted for all monies received by him. 3. There are three Mary's and two Lucies in the class. 4. Eight Henries have sat on the throne of England. 5. I think her two son-in-laws might support her. 6. He generally forgets to cross his ts or dot his is. 7. You can scarcely tell her 5s from her 3s.

8. Court-martials were held at various points to try the captured insurgents.

9. How many cantoes have you read ?

10. Such crisises may occur in the history of any enterprise.

II. We have opened several cases of mens' and boy's overalls.

Look at the trains of those ladie's dresses. 13. Six month's interest is now due. 14. Ten days notice is required in such cases. 15. Order's for moving taken here. 16. Special tables are provided for ladies'. 17. I saw a sign with “Boat's to hire" on it. 18. The Brown's have moved away. 19. He made a memoranda of the fact in his notebook. 20. The Fairmont Coal Companie's men are on a strike.

12.

ADJECTIVES

An adjective is a word used to modify a noun or a pro

noun:

The graceful elm threw its shadows over the stream.
These two generous farmers have a miserly neighbor.
The bald-headed eagle is a rapacious bird.

CLASSIFICATION OF ADJECTIVES

Adjectives are divided into two general classes : descriptive or qualifying adjectives and definitive or limiting adjectives.

A descriptive adjective describes or names some quality of the object expressed by the noun or pronoun. In the examples given above, graceful, generous, miserly, bald-headed, and rapacious are descriptive adjectives. A descriptive adjective answers the question, What kind of? in connection with the noun or pronoun modified; as, What kind of elm? Graceful. What kind of farmers ? Generous.

A definitive adjective points out or denotes the number or quantity of the object expressed by the noun or pronoun modified :

This pamphlet contains ten pages.

This points out the particular pamphlet in mind. Ten tells how many pages.

PROPER ADJECTIVES

Adjectives derived from proper nouns are called proper adjectives and should begin with capital letters; as, the English government, the American flag.

Exercise 13

Tell what nouns the italicized adjectives modify and whether they are descriptive or definitive:

I. A smooth, green lawn pleases the eye. 2. Many children suffer from lack of nutritious food. 3. Some early fruits are costly.

4. A true lover of nature studies her many changing hues and forms.

5. The iron bridge is completed.

6. You will find him in the seventh room on the third floor.

. 7. A pleasant smile makes a sad heart glad. 8. The ribbon is red. 9.

This noted character died several years ago. 10. My first short trip was a miserable and complete

a failure.

Exercise 14

NOUN AND ADJECTIVE

I.

The grammatical classification of a word is determined from its use in a sentence. Some words may be properly used as two or three, or even more, parts of speech.

Tell whether the words used in italics are nouns or adjectives, and state what the adjectives modify: 1. We heard a strange sound.

A sound mind in a sound body is essential to success. 3. It is a fine day. 4. The fine was too heavy. 5. I have but one suggestion to make. 6. She has a gold watch. 7. Gold was discovered in California in 1848.

2.

8. Right makes might. 9. You are pursuing the right course. 10. A calm precedes the storm. II. What a calm night! 12. The postman made his daily round. 13.

His head is as round as an apple. 14. The oak tree was struck by lightning. 15. The desk is made of oak. 16. The bear hibernates in winter. 17. The bear skin lay on the floor. 18. The flag waved over the fort. 19. This is pungent flag root. 20. The blue sky was gemmed with stars. 21. Blue is her favorite color. 22. Fine feathers do not make fine birds. 23. Bishop Spalding is an eminent divine. 24.

The hand that made us is divine.

Exercise 15

Select the adjectives, tell to what class they belong, and name the nouns they modify:

2.

1. American cotton has the longest staple.

The largest cotton crop in the world is produced in China.

3. The loftiest, loneliest region in the world is the cheerless plateau of Thibet.

4. A sacred burden is this life.

5. A gracious woman retaineth honor, and strong men retain riches.

6. Forty-two choice plants were ruined by the frightful winter blast.

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