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The writer is sensible that, after all his endeavours to elucidate the principles of the work, there are few of the divisions arrangeinents, definitions, or rules, against which critical ingenuity cannot devise plausible objections. The subject is attended with so much intricacy, and admits of views so various, thai it was not possible to render every part of it unexceptionable ; or to accommodate the work, in all respects, to the opinions and prepossessions of every gramınariao and teacher. "If the author has adopted that system which, on the whole, is best suited to the nature of the subject, and conformable to the sentiments of the most judicious grammarians ; if bis reasonings and illustrations, respecting particular points, are founded on just principles, and the peculiarities of the English language; le bas. perhaps, done all that could reasonably be expected in a work of this nature; and he may warrantably indulge a hope, that the book will be still more extensively approved and circulated.
Sect. 1. Of the nature of the letters, and of a per-
PART III. SYNTAX.
Of several nouns joined by copulatives.
Of one noun governing another in the possessive case.
Of pronouns agreeing with their antecedents.
Of the verb's agreement with the nominative case.
Of verbs related in point of time.
Of conjunctions requiring the subjunctive mood, &c.
Of the period.
exclamation, capitals, &c.