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Interjections, denoting imprecation, and those, in which the Divine name is irreverently mentioned, always offensive to a pious mind; and the writer or speaker, who contacts a habit of introducing them, may, without breach of charity, be suspected of profaneness.

Interjections govern both the nominative and objective of pronouns, but the nominative only of nouns; as, “O thou ! ah me!' .O the times, O the manners !!

SYNTACTICAL PARSING TABLE.

"A good man.' A is an indefinite article, prefixed to man. Rule: The indefinite article a or an is prefixed to nouns in the singular number only.' Good is an adjective; positive good, comparative better, superlative best. It belongs to man. Rule: Adjectives belong to the nouns which they describe. Man is a common noun, of the third person, singular number, and masculine gender.

- Vice degrades us.' Vice is a common noun, of the third person, singular number, and the nominative case to degrades. Rule: *The nominative case governs the verb in number and person.' Degrades is a regular active verb, indicative mode, present tense, third person, singular number, agreeing with its nominative, vice. Rule: 'A verb must always agree with its nominative case in number

Us is a personal pronoun, first person plural, in the objective case, and governed by the active verb degrades. Rule: . Active verbs govern nouns and pronouns in the objective case.'

• If sinners entice thee, consent thou not.' If is a copulative conjunction, governing entice. Rule:

and person,

son.'

If, though, unless, except, lest, whether and that, when they express doubt, or contingency, govern the subjunctive mode. Sinners is a common noun, of the third person, plural number, and the nominative case to entice. Rule: * The nominative case governs the verb in number and person.' Entice is a regular active transitive verb, subjunctive mode, present tense, third person plural, agreeing with its nominative sinners. Rule: À verb must agree with its nominative case in number and per

Thee is a personal pronoun, second person singular, in the objective case, governed by the active verb entice. Rule: “Active verbs govern nouns and pronouns in the objective case.' Consent is a regular neuter verb, in the imperative mode, second person singular, and agrees with thou expressed. Rule: A verb in the imperative mode always agrees with the second person thou, ye or you, expressed or understood.' Thou is a personal pronoun, second personal singular, in the nominative case to the verb consent. Rule: Neuter verbs occasionally govern either the nominative or objective case after them.' Not is an adverb because it qualifies the verb consent. Rule: 'An adverb is a word added to a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, to describe or qualify their qualities.

'He who lives virtuously prepares for all events.

He is a personal pronoun, third person, singular number, and masculine gender. Who is a relative pronoun, agreeing with its antecedent he in gender and number. Rule: "Relative pronouns always agree with their antecedents, and nouns for which they stand, in gender, number and person.' Lives is a regular neuter verb, indicative mode, present tense, third person singular, agreeing with its nominative who. 'Rule: · The relative is the nominative case to the verb, when no nominative comes between it and the verb.' Virtuously is an adverb qualifying the verb lives. Rule: • An adverb is a word added to a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, to describe or qualify their

qualities. Prepares is a regular neuter verb, indicative mode, present tense, third person singular, agreeing with its pominative he. Repeat the rule. For is

a proposition. All is an indefinite adjective pronoun, plural number, and belongs to its noun events. Rule: Adjective pronouns belong to nouns.' Events is a common noun, of the third person, plural number, and the objective case, governed by the preposition for. Rule: Prepositions govern nouns in the objective

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• The wisest rulers need not think it any diminution of

their greatness to rely upon counsel.' The is the definite article, prefixed to rulers. Rule: "The definite the agrees with nouns both of the singular and plural number.' Wisest is an adjective; positive wise, comparative wiser, superlative wisest; it is of the superlative degree and belongs to rulers. Rule: • Adjectives belong to nouns which they describe.' Rulers is a common noun, of the third person, plural number, masculine gender and nominative case to need. Rule: The nominative case governs the verb in number and person.' Need is a regular neuter verb, of the indicative mode, present tense, third person, plural number, and agrees with rulers. Rule: 'A verb must agree with its nominative case in number and person.' Not is an adverb, and qualities the verb need." Rule: * Adverbs qualify verbs, participles, adjectives, and other adverbs.' Think is an irregular active verb, of the infinitive mode, present tense, and is governed by need. Rule: One verb governs another that follows it, or depends upon it in the infinitive mode.' It is a personal pronoun, of the third person, singular number, neuter gender, objective case, and governed by think. Rule: • Active verbs govern nouns and pronouns in the objective case.' Any is an indefinite adjective pronoun, and belongs to diminution. Rule: Adjective pronouns belong to nouns.

Diminution is a common noun, of the third person, singular number, neuter gender, objective case, and is put in apposition with it.

Of is a preposition. Their is a possessive adjective pronoun, plural number, and belongs to greatness. Rule: Adjective pronouns belong to nouns. Greatness is a common noun, third person, plural number, and the objective case, governed by the preposition of

on.

Rule: 'Prepositions govern the objective case.' TO rely is a verb, in the infinitive mode, present tense, and governed by diminution. Rule: 'A verb in the infinitive mode may be governed by a noun, adjective, verb, or participle.' Upon is a preposition or part of speech used to connect words, influencing counsel. Counsel is a common noun, of the third person, singular number, neuter gender, objective case and governed by upRule: Prepositions govern the objective case.'

* If it rain, we shall get wet.' If is a conjunction. It is a personal pronoun, neuter gender, third person, singular number, and nomitive case to rain. Rule': 'The nominative case governs the verb in number and person.' Rain is a regular neuter verb, subjunctive mode, present tense, third person, singular number, and agrees with it. Rule :A verb must agree with its nominative case in number and person. We is a personal pronoun, first person, plural number, and nominative case to shall get. Repeat the rule. Shall get is an irregular neuter verb, indicative mode, first future tense, first person, plural, and agrees with we. Repeat the rule. Wet is an adjective, and belongs to we. Rule : Adjectives belong to the nouns which they describe or qualify.'

• James has written a very consoling letter to his mother.'

James is a proper noun, masculine gender, third person, singular number, and nominative case to has written Rule. Has written is an irregular active verb, indicative mode, perfect tense, third person singular, and

agrees

with its nominative James. Rule. A is the indefinite article, and belongs to letter. Very is an adverb, qualifying the adjective conseling. Rule. Consoling is a participial adjective, and belongs to letter. Rule. Letter is noun, neuter gender, third person, singular number, and objective case, governed by has written. Rule. To is a preposition. His is a personal pronoun, mas

a common

culine gender, third person, singular number, possessive case, and possesses mother. Rule : 'A noun or pronoun signifying possession, must be put in the possessive case.' Mother is a proper noun,

feminine gender, third person, singular number, objective case and governed by to. Rule.

Time flies, O! how swiftly.' Time is a common noun, neuter gender, third person, singular number, and nominative case to fjes. Rule. Flies is an irregular neuter verb, indicative mode, present tense, third person, singular number, and agrees with its nominative time. Rule. O is an interjection. How is an adverb, and qualifies swiftly. Rule. Swiftly is an adverb, and qualifies flies. Rule.

• It may be, that John's father intends to come.'

It is a personal pronoun, neuter gender, third person, singular number, and nominative case to may be. Rule. May be is an irregular neuter verb, potential mode, present tense, third person, singular number, and agrees with it. Rule. That is a copulative conjunction. John's is a proper noun, masculine gender, third person, singular number, possessive case, and possesses father. Rule. Father is a proper noun, masculine gender, third person, singular number, and nominative case to intends. Rule. ular neuter verb, indicative mode, present tense, third person, singular, and agrees with father. Rule. To come is an irregular neuter verb, infinitive mode, present tense, and is governed by the preceding verb intends. Rule.

Intends is a reg

The dog pursuing the track, they overtook him.'

The is the definite article, agreeing with the noun, dog. Rule:

· Articles must agree with the nouns, which they limit or define.' Dog is a common noun, of the masculine gender, singular number, third person, and in the nominative case absolute, joined with the participle pursuing. Rule: 'A voun or pronoun, joined with a participle and standing indepen

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