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1 Three little words we often see,
Are Articles—a, an, and the. 2 A Noun's the name of any thing
As School, or Garden, Hoop, or Swing. 3 Adjectives tell the kind of noun
As great, small, pretty, white, or brown. 4. Instead of Nouns, the Pronouns stand
John's head, his face, my arm, your hand. 5 Verbs tell of something being done
To read, write, count, sing, jump, or run. .6 How things are done, the Adverbs tell
As slowly, quickly, ill, or well. ng Conjunctions join the Nouns together
As Men and Children, Wind or Weather. 5 A Preposition stands before
A Noun—as, in or through a Door,
The interjection shows surprise-
ON THE ARTICLE.
ON THE NOUN.
ON THE ADJECTIVE.
Of these, COMPARISONS we see,
ON THE VERB.
“ Verbs tell of something being done,
QUESTIONS ON THE FOREGOING LESSONS.
1. How many Letters are there in the English Language ? Twenty-six.
2. What are they divided into ? Vowels and Consonants. 3. Name the Vowels. A e i o u, and sometimes w and y. .
4. What cannot a word or syllable be sounded without? A Vowel.
5. How many parts of Speech are there? Nine.
6. What are they called ? Article, Noun, Adjective, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Conjunction, Preposition, and Interjection.
7. What does Grammar teach us? To read, write, and speak, correctly.
8. How many Articles are there? Threema, an, and the.
9. What kind of an Article is a oran? Indefinite. Why? It means no particular thing.
10. What is the called ? Definite. Why? Because it means something spoken of before.
11. What is a Noun? The name of any thing.
12. How many kind of Nouns are there ? Two; Common and Proper.
13. Give me an example of both ? C. City ; P. York.
14. What have nouns ? Two Numbers, Three Persons, Three Genders, and Three Cases.
15. Distinguish the Numbers. Singular, as one ;Plural, more than one.
16. Name the Genders. Masculine, Male, as he; Feminine, Female, as she; Neuter, neither male nor female, as, it.
17. What Gender is Boy? Masculine. Girl? Feminine.
18. Is a Ball Masculine or Feminine Gender ? Neither; it is Neuter. Why? Because it hath not life.
19. How many Cases have Nouns ? Three.
20. What are they called ? Nominative, Possessive, and Objective.
21. How may we know a Verb? By its telling us of something being done.
22. How many kind of Verbs are there? Three; Active, Passive, and Neuter.
23. What belong to Verbs ? Number, Person, Mood, and Tense.
24. How many Numbers and Persons ? Two Numbers, and Three Persons, the same as Nouns.
25. How many Moods, and what are their names ? Five; Indicative, Imperative, Potential, Subjunctive, and Infinitive.
26. How many Tenses, and name them? Six; Present, Imperfect, Perfect, Pluperfect, and First and Second FMture.
27. What is an Adjective known by ? Its telling what kind of noun or thing.
28. How many degrees of comparison have Adjectives? Three.
29. Name them.-Positive, Comparative and Superlative.
30. Compare the Adjective, Short. Positive, Short; Comparative, Shorter ; Superlative, Shortest, &c. &c.
This specimen of the use of these Lessons may be deemed sufficient for children of so tender an age as are admitted into Infant Schools ;-but the nursery Teacher may, on a similar method, carry out her enquiries to any reasonable extent. At the same time, the Compilers would give this salutary caution-much is left undone, by attempting to do too much.
The Earth upon which we, at present, all dwell,