An English Grammar eBook

James Witt Sewell
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INDEX1
INTRODUCTION.1
PART I.3
NOUNS.3
SPECIAL USES OF NOUNS.7
WORDS AND WORD GROUPS USED AS NOUNS.9
INFLECTIONS OF NOUNS.11
I. Gender shown by Prefixes.12
II.  Gender shown by Suffixes.12
III.  Gender shown by Different Words.14
NUMBER.15
I. Plurals formed by the Suffix _-en_.16
II.  Plurals formed by Vowel Change.16
III.  Plurals formed by Adding -s or -es.17
CASE.20
I. Uses of the Nominative.20
II.  Uses of the Objective.21
III.  Uses of the Possessive.22
HOW TO PARSE NOUNS.26
MODEL FOR PARSING.26
PRONOUNS.27
PERSONAL PRONOUNS.28
FORMS OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS.28
CASES OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS.30
II.  The Possessive.30
III.  The Objective.32
SPECIAL USES OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS.33
REFLEXIVE OR COMPOUND PERSONAL PRONOUNS.34
INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS.36
DECLENSION OF INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS.36
RELATIVE PRONOUNS.37
REMARKS ON THE RELATIVE PRONOUNS.39
DECLENSION OF RELATIVE PRONOUNS.41
HOW TO PARSE RELATIVES.41
INDEFINITE RELATIVES.42
OTHER WORDS USED AS RELATIVES.43
PRONOUNS IN INDIRECT QUESTIONS.44
OMISSION OF THE RELATIVES.45
ADJECTIVE PRONOUNS.46
DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS.47
DISTRIBUTIVE PRONOUNS.48
NUMERAL PRONOUNS.48
INDEFINITE PRONOUNS.49
HOW TO PARSE PRONOUNS.50
ADJECTIVES.52
DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES.53
ADJECTIVES OF QUANTITY.53
DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVES.55
PRONOMINAL ADJECTIVES.55
INFLECTIONS OF ADJECTIVES.57
COMPARISON.57
CAUTION FOR ANALYZING OR PARSING.62
ADVERBS USED AS ADJECTIVES.63
HOW TO PARSE ADJECTIVES.63
MODEL FOR PARSING.63
ARTICLES.65
USES OF THE DEFINITE ARTICLE.66
USES OF THE INDEFINITE ARTICLE.68
HOW TO PARSE ARTICLES.70
VERBS AND VERBALS..71
VERBS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO MEANING AND USE.72
VOICE, ACTIVE AND PASSIVE.74
MOOD.75
INDICATIVE MOOD.75
SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD.76
I. Expressing a Wish.76
I. Condition or Supposition.77
STUDY OF CONDITIONAL SENTENCES.77
II.  Subjunctive of Purpose.78
III.  Subjunctive of Result.79
IV.  In Temporal Clauses.79
V. In Indirect Questions.79
VI.  Expressing a Wish.79
VII.  In a Noun Clause.79
VIII.  Concessive Clauses.80
IMPERATIVE MOOD.80
TENSE.82
PERSON AND NUMBER.83
CONJUGATION.83
FULL CONJUGATION OF THE VERB CHOOSE.85
VERBS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO FORM.87
DEFECTIVE STRONG VERBS.90
WEAK VERBS.95
VERBALS.98
PARTICIPLES.98
INFINITIVES.100
GERUNDS.101
SUMMARY OF WORDS IN _-ING_.101
HOW TO PARSE VERBS AND VERBALS.102
II.  VERB PHRASES.103
III.  VERBALS.103
ADVERBS.104
ADVERBS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO MEANING.106
ADVERBS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO USE.107
COMPARISON OF ADVERBS.108
HOW TO PARSE ADVERBS.110
CONJUNCTIONS.110
SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS.112
SPECIAL REMARKS.114
HOW TO PARSE CONJUNCTIONS.115
PREPOSITIONS..117
USES OF PREPOSITIONS.118
CLASSES OF PREPOSITIONS.119
PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE.119
PREPOSITIONS OF TIME.120
EXCLUSION OR SEPARATION.120
MISCELLANEOUS PREPOSITIONS.120
II.  Other Relations expressed by Of.124
HOW TO PARSE PREPOSITIONS.127
WORDS THAT NEED WATCHING.129
THAT.129
WHAT.130
BUT.130
AS.131
LIKE.131
INTERJECTIONS.132
PART II.132
CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO FORM.132
CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO NUMBER OF STATEMENTS.133
ELEMENTS OF THE SIMPLE SENTENCE.134
II.  Modifiers of the Predicate.138
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES.141
PARTICIPLES AND PARTICIPIAL PHRASES.141
INFINITIVES AND INFINITIVE PHRASES.142
OUTLINE OF ANALYSIS.144
CONTRACTED SENTENCES.146
COMPLEX SENTENCES.146
CLAUSES.147
ANALYZING COMPLEX SENTENCES.151
OUTLINE152
COMPOUND SENTENCES.154
OUTLINE FOR ANALYZING COMPOUND SENTENCES.155
PART III.156
INTRODUCTORY.157
NOUNS.158
PRONOUNS.159
I. NOMINATIVE AND OBJECTIVE FORMS.159
II.  POSSESSIVE FORMS.162
III.  PERSONAL PRONOUNS AND THEIR ANTECEDENTS.164
RELATIVE PRONOUNS.166
II.  RELATIVE AND ANTECEDENT.167
III.  OMISSION OF THE RELATIVE.169
IV.  THE RELATIVE AS AFTER SAME.169
V. MISUSE OF RELATIVE PRONOUNS.170
ADJECTIVE PRONOUNS.173
ADJECTIVES.175
COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS.177
ARTICLES.179
VERBS.181
AGREEMENT OF VERB AND SUBJECT IN PERSON.185
SEQUENCE OF TENSES (VERBS AND VERBALS).186
INDIRECT DISCOURSE.187
VERBALS.188
INFINITIVES.189
ADVERBS.190
USE OF DOUBLE NEGATIVES.191
CONJUNCTIONS.192
PREPOSITIONS.194
FOOTNOTES: 199
INDEX.199
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