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Where our grammar came from.

Karl W. . Dykema

Where our grammar came from.

by Karl W. . Dykema

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis, Ind .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from "College English", vol.22, no 7, April 1967.

SeriesThe Bobbs-Merrillreprint series in language and linguistics. language -- 18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13861266M

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. The to-infinitive with adverbs. The to-infinitive is used frequently with the adverbs too and enough to express the reasoning behind our satisfaction or insatisfaction. The pattern is that too and enough are placed before or after the adjective, adverb, or noun that they modify in the same way they would be without the to-infinitive. We then follow them by the to-infinitive to explain the.

This word, Shea explains, does come from the Latin unicus, meaning one-of-a-kind, but when people started to widely use it in the s, the meaning quickly broadened. In , celebrated poet Sir. (The comma before the and in a list of three or more items is optional. See below under Serial Comma for more information.) Your list might be made up of nouns, as in the example above, but it could also be made up of verbs, adjectives, or clauses.

Where definition, in or at what place?: Where is he? Where do you live? See more. This doctrine, adopted from some of our older grammars, I was myself, at one period, inclined to countenance; (see Institutes of English Grammar, p. 33, at the bottom;) but further observation having led me to suspect, there is more authority for changing the y than for retaining it, I shall by-and-by exhibit some examples of this change, and.


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