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EXERCISES.

PART 1.

EXERCISES IN PARSING.

CHAP. I.

Exercises in PARSING, as it respects ETYMOLOGY alonc.

SECT. I.

Etymological Parsing Table.

WHAT part of speech?

1. An article. What kind? Why?

2. A substantive. Common or proper? What gender? Number? Case? Why?

3. An adjective. What degree of comparison? To what does it belong? Why an adjective?

4. A pronoun.

What kind? Person?

Number? Case? Why?

Gender?

5. A verb. What kind? Mood? Tense? Number?

Person? Why? If a participle, Why? Active

or passive?

6. An adverb. Why is it an adverb?

7. A preposition. Why a preposition? 8. A conjunction. Why?

9. An interjection. Why?

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Hope is a common substantive, of the neuter gender, the third person, in the singular number, and the nominative case. [Decline the substantive.] Animates is a regular verb active, indicative mood, present tense, third person singular. [Repeat the present tense, the imperfect tense, and the perfect participle; and sometimes conjugate the verb entirely.] Us is a personal pronoun, first person plural, and in the objective case. [Decline the pronoun.]

"A peaceful mind is virtue's reward."

A is the indefinite article. Peaceful is an adjective. [Repeat the degrees of comparison.] Mind is a common substantive, of the neuter gender, the third person, in the singular number, and the nominative case. [Decline the substantive.] Is is an irregular verb neuter, indicative mood, present tense, and the third person singular. [Repeat the present tense, the imperfect tense, and the participle; and occasionally conjugate the verb entirely. Virtue's is a common substantive, of the neuter gender, the third person, in the singular number, and the possessive case. [Decline the substantive.] Reward is a common substantive, of the neuter gender, the third person, the singular number, and the nominative

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The girls' school Depravity

The constitution

The laws

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Beauty ..

A consumption
Africa

The continent
Roundness

A declivity
Blackness

An inclination
The undertaking
Penelope
Constancy

An entertainment
A fever
The stars

A comet

A miracle

A prophecy

The Grocers' Company An elevation

Yorkshire

The planets
The sun
A volume
Parchment

The pens
A disposition
Benevolence
An oversight
A design
The governess
An ornament

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