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1. 2. 3. I am 4. I am 5. He was very
and trembling, he stood awaiting his fate.
to have this matter straightened up,
... about his brother's health.
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
1. To be 2. The man was 3. He was very 4. A 5. The
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.
1. This man is an authority on
matters, but he is not at all 2. The book treats of both commercial and
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.
to find you here, John, as I thought you had gone to your
1. I was
2. I am 3. I was 4. I was 5. I was
to see you here, George, as I heard you were dead.
to find my brother dead.
CLASSIFICATION OF ADVERBS
1. He is always here once a year.
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:
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.
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:
COMMON ERRORS IN THE USE OF ADVERBS
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.