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Macmillan and Company, 1875 - 115 páginas
 

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Página 112 - twas a famous victory. "My father lived at Blenheim then, Yon little stream hard by; They burnt his dwelling to the ground, And he was forced to fly: So with his wife and child he fled, Nor had he where to rest his head.
Página 95 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake ; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog...
Página 42 - ... verb is in the active voice. When the subject of the verb is the recipient of the action, the verb is in the passive voice.
Página 69 - PRESENT TENSE. SINGULAR. PLURAL. 1. I have 1. We have 2. Thou hast 2.
Página 42 - A verb is in the passive voice when the SUBJECT of the SENTENCE is acted on by the verb. For example, in "The ball was thrown by the pitcher," the ball (the subject) receives the action of the verb, and was thrown is in the passive voice.
Página 10 - ... is called the Alphabet (from alpha, beta, the names of the first two letters of the Greek Alphabet). The right mode of uttering the sounds that make up a word is called Orthoepy (from the Greek orthos, 'right...
Página 66 - Shall : — INDICATIVE MOOD. Present Tense. Singular.' Plural, 1. I shall. 1. We shall. 2. Thou shal-t. 2. You shall. 3. He shall. 3. They shall. Past Tense. Singular. Plural. 1. I shoul-d. 1. We shoul-d 2. Thou shoul-d-st 2. You shoul-d 3. He shoul-d 3. They shoul-d IMP.
Página 1 - ... stood on at least a par with the comparative method: Each language has a history of its own, and it may be made to tell us its own life, so to speak, if we set the right way to work about it. There are two ways of devising such an autobiography: The first mode is by comparing one language with stems that are well known to us. The second is by studying the literature of a language in order of time, or chronologically, beginning with the very oldest books, and coming down to the latest and newest.
Página 65 - Singular. 1. [I] am. 2. [Thou] art. 3. [He] is. Plural. 1. [We] are. 2. [You] are. 3. [They] are. PRESENT PERFECT. Singular. 1. [I] have been. 2. [Thou] hast been. 3. [He] has been. Plural. 1. [We] have been. 2. [You] have been. 3. [They] have been.
Página 45 - Here stood a shatter'd archway plumed with fern ; And here had fall'na great part of a tower, Whole, like a crag that tumbles from the cliff, And like a crag was gay with wilding flowers : And high above a piece of turret stair, Worn by the feet that now were silent, wound Bare to the sun, and monstrous ivy-stems Claspt the...

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