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Rule.-When the first letter of a word and the last letter of the prefix are

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Candles are made of tallow, wax, spermaceti,' and paraf


Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.

In weaving cloth, the woof crosses the warp.

The fly, sitting upon the axle of a chariot wheel, said, "What a dust do I raise !"

Aristotle and Plato were the most distinguished philosophers of antiquity.*

Pronunciation.−1 sper mà sẽ tỉ; 2 părăf fin ; 3 aris tot-1; 4 ăn tik/wi tỷ.

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China is a (6) country. Will you (1) my (2)? King Arthur had brave (3). The (6) swarmed in the streets. (4) buffaloes roamed over the Great Plains. A (5) engine drew the car to the top of the hill. The (3) was large at every lecture (1) the first. I shall no more (2) thee. A stationer sells (5). The meeting was (4) opened by the president.

Write the sentences, using the right word from the list above.

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Pronunciation.-1 kw!'nine or kwi nine'; 'kwŎsh'i à; măg në'zhỉ ȧ.


A suffix is a syllable or syllables joined to the end of a word to change its meaning.


ed, did talked, did talk; en, to make: shorten, to make short; ing, continuing: talking, continuing to talk.

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Rule.-Nouns in apposition, with their modifying words, are separated by


Dictation.—Æsop, the author of Æsop's Fables, was a


The largest city in the world is London, the capital of England.

Milton, the great English poet, wrote "Paradise Lost" after he became blind.

Daniel Webster, the great statesman, died with the words. "I still live," on his lips.

Greece, the most noted country of antiquity, was a little larger than half the State of New York.

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Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,

This is my own, my native land!

Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned,
As home his footsteps he hath turned
From wandering on a foreign strand?

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Which officer ranks highest? lowest? What are the duties of Quartermaster? Paymaster? Surgeon? Who is commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United States? Using the abbreviated title, write the names of the great generals you have seen; of those you have heard about.


Pronunciation.—1 kûr'nel; 2 là těn'ant or lěv těn'ant; 3 sär'gent or sẽr'gent.

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Speak clearly, if you speak at all,

Carve every word before you let it fall.-Holmes.

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Dictation.-The Chinese use bamboo in over five hundred different ways. The farmer builds his houses and fences with it, his furniture is made from it, while the tender shoots furnish a delicious food for his table. Chopsticks for eating, the pipe for smoking, the broom for sweeping, the mattress to lie upon, the book to study from, the hat to screen the head, the paper to write on, and the pencil to write with, are a few of the ways in which a Chinaman uses bamboo.

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