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The Comic English Grammar A New And Facetious Introduction To The English Tongue

By Percival Leigh
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  • THE COMIC ENGLISH GRAMMAR:
  • A NEW AND FACETIOUS INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH TONGUE.
    • Embellished with upwards of forty-five Characteristic Illustrations By JOHN LEECH.
  • PRELIMINARY DISCOURSE.
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  • PART I. ORTHOGRAPHY.
  • CHAPTER I. OF THE NATURE OF THE LETTERS, AND OF A COMIC ALPHABET.
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    • THE ALPHABET.
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  • CHAPTER II. OF SYLLABLES.
    • Syllable is a nice word, it sounds so much like syllabub!
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  • CHAPTER III. OF WORDS IN GENERAL.
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  • PART II. ETYMOLOGY.
  • CHAPTER I. A COMICAL VIEW OF THE PARTS OF SPEECH.
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  • CHAPTER II. OF THE ARTICLES.
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  • CHAPTER III.
  • SECTION I. OF SUBSTANTIVES IN GENERAL.
    • Substantives are either proper or common.
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  • SECTION II. OF GENDER.
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  • SECTION III. OF NUMBER.
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  • SECTION IV. OF CASE.
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    • SINGULAR.
    • PLURAL.
  • CHAPTER IV. OF ADJECTIVES.
  • SECTION I. OF THE NATURE OF ADJECTIVES AND THE DEGREES OF COMPARISON.
  • SECTION II. A FEW REMARKS ON THE SUBJECT OF COMPARISON.
  • CHAPTER V. OF PRONOUNS.
  • SECTION I. OF THE PERSONAL PRONOUNS.
    • |Mr. Addams, don't be personal, Sir!"
    • HE.
    • SHE.
    • THIRD PERSON SINGULAR.
  • SECTION II. OF THE RELATIVE PRONOUNS.
    • SINGULAR AND PLURAL.
  • SECTION III. OF THE ADJECTIVE PRONOUNS.
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  • CHAPTER VI. OF VERBS.
  • SECTION I. OF THE NATURE OF VERBS IN GENERAL.
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  • SECTION II. OF NUMBER AND PERSON.
  • SECTION III. OF MOODS AND PARTICIPLES.
  • SECTION IV. OF THE TENSES.
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  • SECTION V. THE CONJUGATION OF THE AUXILIARY VERBS TO HAVE AND TO BE.
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  • SECTION VI. THE CONJUGATION OF REGULAR VERBS ACTIVE.
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    • PASSIVE.
  • SECTION VII. IRREGULAR VERBS
    • PRESENT. IMPERFECT. PERF. OR PASS. PART.
    • PRESENT. IMPERFECT. PERF. OR PASS. PART.
  • SECTION VIII. OF DEFECTIVE VERBS.
    • Most men have five senses,
  • CHAPTER VII. OF ADVERBS.
  • CHAPTER VIII. OF PREPOSITIONS.
  • CHAPTER IX. OF CONJUNCTIONS..
    • A Conjunction means literally, a union or meeting together.
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  • CHAPTER X. OF DERIVATION.
    • WORDS AND PHRASES. WHAT DERIVED FROM.
  • PART III. SYNTAX.
    • "Now then, reader, if you are quite ready, we are.—All right! * * * *"
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    • RULE I.
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    • RULE II.
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    • RULE VI.
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    • RULE VIII.
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    • RULE X.
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    • RULE XIII.
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    • RULE XVI.
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    • RULE XX.
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    • RULE XXI.
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  • PART IV. PROSODY.
  • CHAPTER I. OF PRONUNCIATION
  • SECTION I. OF ACCENT.
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  • SECTION II. OF QUANTITY.
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  • SECTION III. ON EMPHASIS.
  • SECTION IV. OF PAUSES.
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  • SECTION V. OF TONES.
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  • CHAPTER II. OF VERSIFICATION.
    • ON POETICAL FEET
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  • CHAPTER III. PUNCTUATION.
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  • ADDRESS TO YOUNG STUDENTS.
    • Young Gentlemen,
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