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An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 1001

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Adjectives, Conjunctions, Adverbs.

(1) Other parts of speech used as nouns:-

The great, the wealthy, fear thy blow.-Burns.

Every why hath a wherefore.-Shakespeare.

When I was young? Ah, woeful When!

Ah! for the change 'twixt Now and Then!


(2) Certain word groups used like single nouns:-

Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.-Shakespeare.

Then comes the "Why, sir!" and the "What then, sir?" and the "No, sir!" and the "You don't see your way through the ques

tion, sir!"-Macaulay

(3) Any part of speech may be considered merely as a word, without reference to its function in the sentence; also titles of books are treated as simple nouns.

The it, at the beginning, is ambiguous, whether it mean the sun or the cold.-Dr BLAIR

In this definition, is the word "just," or "legal," finally to stand?-Ruskin.

There was also a book of Defoe's called an "Essay on Projects," and another of Dr. Mather's called "Essays to do Good."-B. FRANKLIN.


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