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Desirous—anxious

1. 2. 3. I am 4. I am 5. He was very

and trembling, he stood awaiting his fate.
to behold once more thy face.-Milton.

to have this matter straightened up,
of having each number of the magazine.

... about his brother's health.

Excellent-grand-splendid

sermon.

1. I enjoyed an (a)...

dinner. 2. To love what I see

in good or fair.-Milton. 3. He is a man of

character. 4. He preached an (a) 5. We were greeted with an (a)

sun. 6. The king lived in an (a)

palace. 7. He is a man of

talents. 8. Napoleon had an (a)

army. 9.

may be said either of the works of art or nature; sublime is peculiarly applicable to the works of nature.-Crabb.

Exceptionable-exceptional 1. He is an

young man. 2. Do you think any of these rules will be

. ? 3. We are now offering some

bargains in real estate.

Frightful-dreadful-awful-very

1. I witnessed a

accident this morning. 2. The approach of death is

to most men. 3. I could not endure the

solitude. 4. This is a

cold day. 5. He was

badly hurt 6. This is a

difficult lesson.

Name....

Grade ...,

EXERCISE 25

Insert in each blank space the adjective that expresses the exact meaning:

(Deduct two per cent for each error.)

Healthy-healthful-wholesome 1. His mind was now in a firm and ...,

state.-Macaulay. 2. Running is a

exercise. 3. We should have

food. 4. Bread and milk is a

diet. 5. I gave him some good,

advice. 6. We enjoy

surroundings. 7. The climate of New Mexico is very

Mad-angry

1. Much learning doth make thee .-Bible, 2. The world is running

after farce.-Dryden. 3. He was very

with me. 4. I shall be ..

if you do that.

master are

Mutual-common-reciprocal 1. Friends render one another

services; the services between servant and

.-Crabb. 2. The interests between the two men were 3. John and I have many

friends. 4. We should work for the

interests of the country. 5. We should have

trade relations with Cuba. 6. Affection is

when both persons fall in love at the same time. 7. Life cannot subsist in society but by

concessions.—Johnson.

Nice-pleasant

1. The building is of

proportions. 2. He does not show a very

regard for his own dignity. 3. He was able make some

discriminations in the use of words. 4. We had a

.... time. 5. We shall come to-morrow, if it is a

day.

Pitiable-pitiful-piteous

1. Which, when Deucalion, with a

look, Beheld, he wept.-Dryden. 2. The criminal made a

... plea to the authorities for his life. 3. The ....

moans of the injured and dying could be heard. 4. Owing to his long illness, his condition became very

indeed.

Possible-practicable-practical-feasible

to the im

1. With God all things are

.-Bible. 2. We speak of a.. man and of a....

.plan. 3. The

is opposed to the impossible; the practicable; the

to the theoretical. 4. It was not

to gratify so many ambitions.Beaconsfield. 5. I think this is a

scheme.

Sincere-candid-frank

1. To be 2. The man was 3. He was very 4. A 5. The

Taylor.

with you, I do not care for your company.

enough to admit that he was in the wrong.

in his manner of spe ing. man will have no reserve when openness is necessary.-Crabb. man disguises nothing; the

man expresses everything.

Social-sociable

1. This man is an authority on

matters, but he is not at all 2. The book treats of both commercial and

..... correspondence.

Sure-certain

1. That is

which results from inferences of reason; that is which results from the laws of nature. 2. This medicine is a ..... remedy for the disease. 3. I feel

he will come to-morrow. 4. I am

that this young man will succeed. 5. I am

that I was not mistaken.

Surprised-astonished-amazed—astounded-appalled

to find you here, John, as I thought you had gone to your

1. I was

room.

2. I am 3. I was 4. I was 5. I was

ness English.

to see you here, George, as I heard you were dead.
to learn that my brother had committed murder.

to find my brother dead.
at the sight of the Galveston flood.—Vories's Guide to Busi-

LESSON XIV

CLASSIFICATION OF ADVERBS

1. He is always here once a year.
2. The patriot answers when his country calls.
3. The lilies grow where the ground is moist.
4. The sun slowly sank in the glowing west.
5. The mighty waves were tossing tumultuously.
6. I know why you have come.
7. The girl is exceedingly lonesome.
8. He is slightly crippled.

QUESTIONS

What adverbs in the foregoing sentences express ideas of time? Of place? What adverbs answer the questions, how? why? how much? how little ? or, to what extent?

CLASSES AS TO MEANING

Adverbs may be divided as to meaning into the following classes:
Adverbs of time: now, soon, always, never, then.
Adverbs of place: there, here, everywhere, far, down.
Adverbs of manner: well, badly, certainly, sweetly, so.
Adverbs of cause: why, wherefore, therefore.
Adverbs of degree: almost, very, quite, too, exceedingly.
Adverbs of affirmation or negation: yes, no, not, aye, nay.

CLASSES AS TO USE As to use, adverbs are either simple or conjunctive. The simple adverb is used only to modify, while the conjunctive adverb, in addition to modifying, has a connective use; as, “I will go now." "I will go when he comes.

MODAL ADVERBS

Adverbs that modify the manner of the expression rather than the manner of the action are called modal adverbs; as, verily, truly, not, no, yes, etc.

ADJECTIVE OR ADVERB Whenever the verb expresses action the adverb is required. If the verb expresses no action the adjective is required. The adjective always has reierence to the subject; the adverb refers to the action of the verb. Study the following illustrations:

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COMMON ERRORS IN THE USE OF ADVERBS
DON'T SAY:

SAY: ,
I do my studying after night.

I do my studying at night. The two men almost fought, but the The two men ncarly fought, but the officer kept them apart.

officer kept them apart. I am awfully afraid that it will rain. I z'ery much fear that it will rain. I could not find him any place. I could not find him anywhere. I shall go anyhow.

I shall go anyway. He walked backwards and forwards He walked back and forth to school.

to school. He pushed the board in endways. He pushed the board in ondwise. He comes every now and then. He comes frequently or occasionally. Look forwards, not backwards.

Look forward, not backward. He was so ill that he nearly died. He was so ill that he almost died. The man was shot through the head The man was shot through the head and nearly killed.

and almost killed. A man may be "nearly” killed and yet not hurt. The boy ran pell-mell down the street. The boy ran lurricdly down the street.

For one boy to run “pell-mell” is like the soldier who said he surrounded the enemy and made them prisoners. Yours respectively.

Yours respectfully. I respectively make application for I respectfully make application for the the position.

position. I respectively decline the attempt. I respectfully decline the attempt. John, Harry and James are eight, ten John, Harry, and James are eight, ten

and twelve years of age respectfully. and twelve years of age respectively. I scarcely ever go to the theater. I hardly ever go to the theater.

"Scarcely” relates to quantity or measure, while "hardly” relates to degree. I saw him sometime since.

I saw him sometime ago. He is some better to-day.

He is somewhat better to-day. I would sooner play than eat. I would rather play than eat. I have never seen such a large rose. I have never seen so large a rose.

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