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334-Suffixes

Rule.-Words ending in ce and ge retain the e before able and ous, to keep c and g soft.

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336-Pearls

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Dictation.—Pearls are found both fastened to the shell and loose in the flesh of the oyster. Sometimes as many as twenty of different sizes are found in one shell. It is thought that some substance like a grain of sand lodges under the mantle of the oyster. It is soon covered with nacre, or mother-of-pearl. The Chinese partly open the shell, slip under a little lead image of a god, and put the oyster back in the water. A beautiful pearl image is the result. The best pearls are found off the coast of Ceylon' and in the Persian Gulf.

Pronunciation.-1 lwär; 2 mär sälz'; 3 nă'ker; 4 se lõn'.

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338-Dictation

The names of the days of the week are derived from old Saxon deities. Sunday means the day of the Sun; Monday, day of the Moon; Tuesday is the day of Tuisco; Wednesday, the day of Woden, supreme god; Thursday is named for Thor, the god of thunder; Friday, Freya, goddess of love; Saturday is the day of the Norse god, Saeter.

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340-Suffixes

Rule.-Silent e is retained before a suffix beginning with a consonant.

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Write the derivative words.

341-ance, ence

a bun'dance

venge ance ig no rance

sus te nance

vig i lance
griev ance

tem per ance
ac quaint ance
an noy ance
vě'he mence

au di ence

dil i

gence

ab sti nence

rev er ence

el o quence
be nef i cence

dif fi dence

in di

gence

ob serv ance

mu nif i cence

con fi dence

Dictation.

342-Review of Capitals

In the Bible we read, "Thou shalt not take

the name of the Lord thy God in vain."

I pray the prayer of Plato old,

"God make thee beautiful within."- Whittier.

The Wind and the Sun had a dispute.

Cromwell gained, at Naseby, a most decisive victory over

the Royalists.

The months of July and August were named in honor of Julius Cæsar and Augustus Cæsar.

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Good name, in man and woman, dear my lord,

Is the immediate jewel of their souls.

Who steals my purse, steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
"Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name,

Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.-Shakespeare.

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Pronunciation.—1 pòm pā’yē; 2 kē'tō; 3skělt; boon'sen.

346-Suffixes

Rule.-When the last letter of a word and the first letter of a suffix are alike, both letters are usually retained.

Add ness: plain, keen, green, mean, sullen, thin, wanton, open, clean, even, lean, solemn, stubborn, forlorn.

Add ly: awful, loyal, moral, lawful, useful, dismal, cruel, wool, joyful, mutual, dutiful, heedful, skillful.

Write the derivative words.

"Politeness is to do and say

The kindest things in the kindest way."

347-ie and ei

Rule.-i before e, except after c,

Or when sounded as a, as in neighbor and weigh.-Brewer.

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348-Gulf Stream

Dictation.—The Gulf Stream is a river in the ocean. Its banks and its bed are cold water. It differs from the surrounding water in color, temperature, saltness, direction of its current, and velocity. It carries driftwood from the 4 West Indies to the shores of Iceland. Because of its benign influence the harbor of Hammerfest is never closed by ice.

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