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The Elements of English Composition (1884)


The Elements of English Composition (1884)

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    Lucy A. Chittenden
Excerpt from book: She paused a minute, and said earnestly I want to go — I want very much to go How long do you think it will be before the angels come for me Many many years my precious one said I shudderingly for truly she looked so like them that I began to fear they were close at hand 2. Enderley is just the same said John. Twelve years have made no change — except in us. And he looked fondly at his wife. I think the chorus and comment on all life might be included in two brief phrases given by our friend Shakespeare, one to Hamlet the other to Othello Tis very strange and Tis better as it is. 3. Passengers and crew men women and children crowded the forward part of the ship. John Maynard stood at the helm. The flames burst forth in a sheet of fire. Clouds of smoke arose. The Captain cried out through his trumpet John Maynard Aye aye sir Are you at the helm Aye aye sir How does she head South-east by east sir Head her south-east and run her ashore, said the Captain COMBINATION OP DETACHED ELEMENTS. By the expression detached elements is meant the different statements into which a sentence may be resolved. Take for example the following sentence: Having these powerful spirits obedient to his will, Prospero could, by their means, command the winds and the waves of the sea. This may be resolved into the following detached elements: Prospero had these spirits obedient to his will. They were powerful spirits. Prospero could command the winds. He could command the waves of the sea. This he could do by means of these spirits. Exercise 24.— Below are given several groups of detached" elements. You are required to combine each group into one well arranged simple sentence. Example Op Detached Elements.—Henry of Navarre was placed upon the throne of Franc...  
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