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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.

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PART III. SYNTAX.
Of the syntax of the article.
Of the syntax of the noun.

Of several nouns joined by copulatives.
Of nouns connected by disjunctives.
Of nouns of multitude.

Of one noun governing another in the possessive case.
Of the syntax of the pronoun.

Of pronouns agreeing with their antecedents.
Of the relative being nominative to the verb.
Of the relative preceded by nominatives of different

persons.
Of the syntax of the adjective.
Of the syntax of the verb.

Of the verb's agreement with the nominative case.
Of verbs active requiring the objective case.
of one verb governing another in the infinitive mood.

Of verbs related in point of time.

of the syntax of the participle.

Of the rules respecting adverbs.

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