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EXERCISES FOR ANALYSIS.
I. SIMPLE SENTENCES.
5. Ice appears.
Subject-Nominative and Predicate-Verb.
1. Spring returns. 2. Christmas comes.
2. Earth smiles. 3. Winds blow.
3. Birds sing. 4. Snow falls.
4. Grass grows.
5. Flowers bloom. 6. Boys slide.
6. Corn springs. 7. Men skate.
7. Fishes swim. 8. Children sing
8. Horses neigh. 9. Bells ring.
9. Boys run. 10. Fire burns.
10. Girls play 11. Light shines.
11. Men work. 12. Joy prevails.
12. Women sew. Subject-Nominative, Predicate-Verb, and Predicate
4. 1. Virtue is bold.
7. Thoughts lie deep. 2. Unbelief is blind.
8. Flowers look pretty. 3. Light is sweet.
9. Roses appear fair. 4. Trial comes unsought. 10. Knowledge is good. 5. Harry seems wise.
11. Boys become idle. 6. Mary grows tall.
12. Tasks seem heavy.
Qualifications of the Subject-Nominative.
Qualifications of the Predicate-Nominative.
4. Service is no heritage. 5. Fortune is no goddess. 6. Pride is the vice of fools. 7. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament. 8. He was in logic a great critic. 9. Fraud is the ready minister of injustice. 10. She was a maid of grace. 11. They are the faction.
1. A little learning is a dangerous thing. 2. True wit is nature to advantage dressed. 3. All nature is but art. 4. The art itself is nature. 5. Virtue alone is happiness below. 6. All the world is a stage. 7. The fairest flowers of the season are our carnations. 8. The happy only are the truly great. 9. Good sense is the gift of Heaven. 10. The child is father of the man. 11. A double blessing is a double grace.
Qualifications of the Predicate-Verb.
10. 1. A merry heart goes all the day. 2. Cowards die many times before their deaths. 3. There eternal summer dwells. 4.
The Muses in a ring Aye round about Jove's altar sing. 5. Hard by a cottage chimney smokes. 6. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight. 7. So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed. 8. In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes. 9. The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea. 10. The river glideth at his own sweet will.
11. 1. The third day comes a frost. 2.
My high-blown pride At length broke under me. 3. Joy delights in joy.
4. This wine tastes sour. 5. The speech reads well. 6. The rose smells sweet. 7. The violet smells sweetly. 8. A light heart lives long. 9. The merchant from the exchange returns in peace. 10. True ease in writing comes from art.
12. 1. Grace was in all her steps. 2. The time is out of joint. 3. Slow rises worth by poverty depressed. 4. Hope springs eternal in the human breast. 5. Men, at some time, are masters of their fates. 6. Such harmony is in immortal souls. 7.
His former name Is heard no more in Heaven. 8. All looks yellow to the jaundiced eye. 9. An old man is twice a child. 10. All colours agree in the dark.
The Objective, with or without Qualifications.
13. 1. Eloquence charms the soul. 2. Song charms the sense. 3. Crafty men contemn studies. 4. Gentle dulness ever loves a joke. 5. Children bring cares. 6. Love rules the court. 7. Full many a gem, of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear. 8. Some natural tears they dropped. 9. Not always actions show the man. 10. The childhood shows the man. 11. The apparel oft proclaims the man.
14. 1. There entertain him all the saints above. 2. Bacchus from out the purple grape
Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine.
Now the herald lark Left his ground-nest. 4. Children gather pebbles on the shore. 5. The ruling passion conquers reason still. 6. Virtue itself escapes not calumny. 7. The widow in distress he graciously relieved. 8. Time hath a wallet at his back. 9. His eye begets occasion for his wit. 10. Roses have thorns. 11. On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore. 12. Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose.
15. 1. Charms strike the sight. 2. Merit wins the soul. 3. Here Britain's statesmen oft the fall foredoom
Of foreign tyrants. 4. They speak the glory of the British Queen. 5. Wise Peter sees the world's respect for gold. 6. Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time. 7. Education forms the common mind. 8. The power of music all our hearts allow. 9. Every shepherd tells his tale,
Under the hawthorn, in the dale. 10. Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius. 11. Honest plain words best pierce the ear of grief.
The Complement Objective.
16. 1. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. 2. Perseverance keeps honour bright. 3. They make themselves the measure of mankind. 4. God calleth preaching folly. 5. Histories make men wise. 6. I will make assurance doubly sure. 7. Your wit makes wise things foolish.
1. Some are born great.
Made glorious summer by this sun of York.