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1. I was
to my classmates. 2. Columbus was
to the King and Queen of Spain. 3. We were
to the President. 4. The use of the word
is an affectation. -W'hite. 5. We ...
foreign ministers to the President; we our friends to each other.-White.
1. I .....
to go immediately. 2. Plan and ... as we may, the plans and
will turn only to the final end which he (God) has predetermined.—Herbert. 3. I shall
my plans to him to-morrow. 4. I to do right; I
to do this specific thing because it is right.
:-Draper. 2. Do you
thy Creator in the days of thy youth. 4. That which is
is often more vivid than that which is seen. -Higginson. 5. On my way home I
that I had another engagement.
the incidents of our childhood, we what happened yesterday.
6. We ....
1. The sun
above the horizon. 2. The sun
to move. 3. The stars
in the firmament at evering. 4. The plan
practicable. 5. The author
to understand his subject. 6. Things
good or bad as far as we can judge by our senses. Things
right or wrong as we determine by reflection. When things are not what they
our senses are deceived; when things are not what they
our judgment is at fault.-Ayres.
Transpire-occur-take place 1. A meeting of the council will ....
to-night. 2. The two armies came together unexpectedly, and a battle . 3. It
that this man was not loyal to his cause. 4. The secret finally 5. No, they have no railroad accidents to speak of in France. But why? Because when
somebody has to hang for it.--Mark Twain.
COMMON ERRORS IN THE USE OF VERBS
I thought he would go.
I intend to study English.
The stock will increase in galue.
I shall come back soon.
I would say, etc.
Beg to remain—remain
I remain Yours truly.
Direct the letter for me.
Money to lend.
He might have known better.
Owned-confessed The man owned that he was in the The man confessed that he was in the wrong
wrong. Past-passed He past me at half passed nine. He passed me at half-past nine.
“Passed" is a verb; “past” is an adjective.
Please e.rcuse me. “We excuse a small fault; we pardon a great fault. We excuse that which personally affects ourselves; we pardon that which offends against morals. We may excuse as equals; we can pardon only as superiors.”—Crabb. Posted informed He is well-posted.
He is well-informed.
I associated with her for a year.
Retire-go to bed
I think I shall go to bed.
I could not bear the pain.
your prices. To "state" a thing is to present it in a concise, formal way. A lawyer "states" his case to the court.
Suspicioned-suspected The man was suspicioned of the The man was suspected of the crime. crime.
"Suspicion” should never be used as a verb. Take a seat-be seated Please take a seat.
Please be scated.
Try and—try to
"Try and" as an idiom of the language has, however, some support.
It seems to me.
Want-want to come
Do you want to come in?
You bet-may be assured
You may be assured I shall be there.