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Oral and Written English Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R377
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Oral and Written English Volume 2 (Paperback): Milton Chase Potter
Oral and Written English Volume 2 (Paperback): Milton Chase Potter

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER THREE29 THE PARTS OF SPEECH In our study of sentences we learned that the principal word of the subject is usually a word that names something, ? some person, place, or thing, as boy, city, house, wagon. All words that name things we put in a class by themselves. The principal word of the predicate, on the other hand, we found to be usually some word that asserts action, as rims, sings. All words that assert action we put in another class by themselves. So we have already learned something of two of the classes into which words are divided. There are several of these classes, and they are called the parts of speech. We must now stop to learn something about each, in order that we may go on with our study of sentences. 1. Nouns In the passage that follows, the words that are names of persons, places, or things are printed in italics. These words, and all words like them, are called nouns. On a day in September, long ago, a ship sailed out of the harbor of Plymouth, in England. On board were men, women, children?-even some dogs and cats ? and they were all starting on the long voyage across the ocean to find a home on the strange, wild shores of America. Exercise. Name things that you have in or on your desk. Name things you can see in the schoolroom. Name things you can feel with your finger tips. Name things you saw or heard on your way to school. All these words, and thousands of others, are alike in being names of things. They are called nouns. Not only " things " that we can see or hear or touch are named by nouns, but also such things as joy, sadness, hope, fear, companionship. Exercise. I. Point out all the nouns that you can find in these sentences. There are eighteen in all. 1. Once a tailor and a goldsmith were traveling together. ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Milton Chase Potter
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26341-2
Barcode: 9780217263412
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-26341-0

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