Manual of English grammar and composition - John Collinson Nesfield - PDF ebook

Manual of English grammar and composition

Manual of English grammar and composition


the book consists of 5 parts :
Part I. Parsing and analysis.- Part II. Composition: Force and propriety of diction.- Part III. Enlargement of vocabulary: Figures of speech.- Part IV. Prose and poetry.- Part V. History of the language

Some Contents


1. ANALYSIS IN OUTLINE 1
2. THE PARTS OF SPEECH IN OUTLINE: PHRASES . 7
1. The Parts of Speech. 2. Classification of Phrases.
3. NOUNS 16
1. The kinds of Nouns. 2. Gender. 3. Number. 4. Case.
4. ADJECTIVES 26
1. The kinds of Adjectives. 2. The two Uses of Adjectives. 3. Comparison of Adjectives. .
5. PRONOUNS 31
1. Personal Pronouns. 2. Demonstrative Pronouns. 3. Relative or Conjunctive Pronouns. 4. Interrogative Pronoun.
6. VERBS 39
1. The kinds of Verbs. 2. Transitive Verbs. 3. Intransitive Verbs. 4. Auxiliary Verbs. 5. Active and Passive Voices. 6. Complete Conjugation of a Verb in the Finite Moods. 7. Indicative Mood. 8. Imperative Mood. 9. Subjunctive Mood. 10. Infinitive Mood. 11. Participles. 12. Gerunds and Verbal Nouns. 13. The Strong and Weak Conjugations. 14. Defective, Irregular, and Impersonal Verbs.
7. ADVERBS .70
1. The Functions of Adverbs. 2. The kinds of Adverbs. 3. Comparison of Adverbs. 4. Verbs compounded with Adverbs. 5. The two Uses of Adverbs.
8. PREPOSITIONS 75
9. CONJUNCTIONS 78
1. Coordinative Conjunctions. 2. Subordinative Conjunctions.
10. INTERJECTIONS . . 80
11. THE SAME WORD AS DIFFERENT PARTS OF SPEECH. 81
12. SYNTAX AND PARSING 84
13. ANALYSIS IN DETAIL 93
1. Sentences Simple, Compound, and Complex. 2. Scheme of Analysis in Detail. 3. Degrees of Subordination.
EXAMPLES IN PARSING AND ANALYSIS .... 107 EXAMPLES IN DIRECT AND INDIRECT NARRATION . . 114
PART II. COMPOSITION: FORCE AND PROPRIETY OF DICTION.
14. PUNCTUATION, OR THE RIGHT USE OF STOPS . . .118
15. THE NORMAL ORDER OF WORDS 126
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16. INVERSION OF THE NORMAL ORDER: EMPHASIS . . . 135
17. STRUCTURE OF SENTENCES ...... 141
18. PURITY OF DICTION ....... 150
19. PROPRIETY OF DICTION . . . . % ' . . . 156
1. Common Errors in the Use of Common Words. 2. Words used in Wrong Senses or Wrong Connections. PLURALS IN SPECIAL SENSES 176
20. PERSPICUITY OR CLEARNESS OF DICTION . . .178
1. Grammatical Precautions. 2. The Obscure. 3. The Double Meaning.
21. SIMPLICITY OR EASE OF DICTION 189
22. BREVITY OR TERSENESS OF DICTION . . . .195
23. ELEGANCE OF DICTION 204
PART III.-ENLARGEMENT OF VOCABULARY: FIGURES OF SPEECH.
24. ENLARGEMENT BY COMPOSITION ..... 210
1. Unrelated or Juxta-positional Compounds. 2. Related or Syntactical Compounds.
25. ENLARGEMENT BY PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES . . . 214
1. Teutonic Prefixes. 2. Teutonic Suffixes. 3. Romanic Prefixes. 4. Romanic Suffixes. 5. Greek Prefixes. 6. Greek Suffixes. 7. Some General Results, with Questions.
26. FIGURES OF RHETORIC 230
27. ENLARGEMENT OF VOCABULARY BY METAPHOR AND
METONYMY 252
PART IV. PROSE AND POETRY.
28. MAIN DIVISIONS OF PROSE-COMPOSITION . . . 266
1. Classification according to Matter. 2. Classification according to Form.
29. PROSODY AND POETIC DICTION 284
1. Prosody. 2. Poetic Diction.
30. MAIN DIVISIONS OF POETRY 296
PART V. HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE.
31. ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF ENGLISH 304
1. English and Cognate Languages. 2. Old English.
3. Middle English. 4. Modern English.
32. BORROWINGS ......... 319
1. Celtic. 2. Danish or Later Scandian. 3. Dutch.
4. Latin. 5. French. 6. Greek. 7. Modern Borrowings: Miscellaneous.
33. NOTES ON AFFIXES AND ACCIDENCE .... 333
1. Origin of Teutonic Affixes. 2. Noun Forms. 3. Adjective Forms. 4. Pronoun Forms. 5. Verb Forms.
INDEX OF SUBJECTS AND SELECTED WORDS.

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  • Author: John Collinson Nesfield
  • Publication date: 1898
  • Company: London: Macmillan

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