English Composition: Compilation of Standard Rules and Usage ...

J.K. Gill Company, 1903 - 80 pàgines

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Pàgina 27 - Words of one syllable, and words of more than one syllable with the accent on the last syllable, ending in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel...
Pàgina 1 - The first word after a period; and usually after the interrogation point and the exclamation point. 2. The first word of every line of poetry. 3. The first word of an exact quotation in a direct form; as, He said, "There will be war.
Pàgina 9 - Some place the bliss in action, some in ease, Those call it pleasure, and contentment these...
Pàgina 37 - However, my dear James, let this strong and striking instance of the misuse of the word it serve you in the way of caution. Never put an it upon paper without thinking well of what you are about. When I see many its in a page, I always tremble for the writer.
Pàgina 28 - Remember, i before e except after c, or when sounded as "a
Pàgina 9 - We are reminded that under the approved rules of punctuation "clauses which have a common dependence upon another clause should be separated from one another by semicolons. If the clause upon which they all depend comes at the beginning of the sentence, the clauses should be separated from it by a comma; If it is placed at the end of the sentence, the comma should be followed by a dash.
Pàgina 2 - Begin with capitals the names of the days of the week and the months of the year.
Pàgina 21 - English many writers and editors use shall in the first person, will in the second and third persons...

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