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IO. It is an accomplishment to be able to legibly and grammatically write a business letter.
I should have been glad to have bought your property, had I knew it was for sale.
12. John killed a snake standing in the yard yesterday. 13. It don't seem to be so hot as it was yesterday.
14. Tom Anderson hasent missed a meal in ten years, and yet he says he isnt well.
15. The newspaper says that the Star Traction Co. has got to pay ten thousand dollars damages to Joseph Peck.
16. The citizens of this state seems to have lost all pride and patriotism.
17. We are informed that you are in trouble. Please let us know what the state of affairs is.
18. Speed is acquired by reading as well as by writing, and this method of practicing each word and phrase in the vocabulary over and over many times get the exact form of the correct outline thoroughly fixed in the mind and, at the same time, give the student experience in forming the characters.
19. Ten years have passed since I seen him last.
20. Nothing but expense and trouble have grown out of the business.
Can I have the use of your ruler for a little while ? 22. Will I find you at home this evening ? 23. The river had overflown its banks during the night. 24. He rung the bell twice this morning. 25. The scene of the play was lain in the Ohio Valley. 26. He don't look like a man of that sort. 27. I intended to have written on Saturday. 28. How far did you say it was to Washington? 29. If I was him I would be ashamed to go there again.
30. Every chapter, and indeed every page, furnishes proof of this.
Review of nouns, adjectives, and verbs.
Correct such of the following sentences as are incorrect, and give reasons :
We have opened several cases of ladie's and childrens shoes.
The attornies for the defense will ask for a new trial.
3. Several court-martials were held in Mexico recently. 4. What sort of a position do you wish ? 5. It isn't safe to trust them kind of people.
6. The News has the largest circulation of any other paper in the city.
7. I saw a large and small dog laying in the yard.
Two teaspoonsful of this mixture, dissolved in a glass of water and drank during effervescence, makes a cooling drink.
I understand that no one but the Smith's have been invited.
12. I meant to have called you this morning.
13. What have you got to do before you shall be ready to go?
14. Neither Anderson nor Thompson are willing to assume the obligation.
15. “Folio" isn't one of the words that adds es in the plural.
16. Is it ignorance or carelessness that is causing so many stenographers to fail?
17. The derivation of the word, as well as the usage of our best writers, are in favor of this view.
18. He appeared to clearly understand the various steps of the process.
19. A rapid increase in the number of schools and of the pupils attending them is not at present to be expected.
20. If he was wise he would content himself to follow his parents advice.
21. No principal can be stated, no rule can be lain down, that apply to all these sort of questions.
22. If you had went a little closer you would have saw that it was'nt Brown.
23. Any man or woman that once buys anything from us are sure to become regular customers.
24. If there was any penalty for such conduct, we might have better books.
25. I hoped to have seen you at the meeting last night.
An adverb is a word used to modify a verb:
An adverb answers the question, How? When? Where? or, How much? in reference to the action expressed in the verb which it modifies.
Most adverbs of manner (those telling how an action is performed) end in ly. Adverbs of this class modify only verbs of action-not copulatives or sense verbs; as, smell, taste, etc. These are followed by adjectives.
Adverbs modify adjectives also:
An adverb modifying an adjective expresses degree. It answers the question, How? or, To what degree? Very tells how studious; quite, how low; too, how ill; so, how difficult; exceedingly, how rich.
Adverbs modify other adverbs: She works very quietly. He walks rather slowly. · An adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or an adverb.
List the adverbs in the following sentences, telling what they modify:
I. He writes badly now; then he wrote well.
2. Here he was gladly received ; there he was unkindly repulsed.
3. They greeted us very cordially.
The soldier was quickly overcome.
Before taking up the next exercise, review the following facts relative to parts of speech discussed up to this point; namely, noun, adjective, verb, adverb:
The noun may be modified by an adjective, and it can not be modified by any other part of speech.
The adjective is used to modify a noun, and it must not be used to modify any other part of speech.
The adjective may be modified by an adverb, and by no other part of speech.