pressing degree. 7. How is degree of difference expressed ? 8. What phrase is sometimes used in these constructions? 9. (u) State and illustrate the first additional kind of phrase. (6) The same with the second. 10. What is the office of all these phrases ? 11. To what may this analysis be further extended ? Illustrate by another exam. ole. Is this mode of analysis correct ?


1. My raft was now strong enough to bear any reasonable weight.

2. This dog was the largest and fiercest of the four. 3. That was the funniest sight of all. 4. The king was no way prouder for all his great honors.

5. The old chief was far too wary to be caught by so cheap a device.

6. Younger by fifteen years, brother at once and son, he left my side.

7. The rescued traveler was not rich enough to pay any reward but thanks.

8. The honor is little enough for the labor. 9. He is richer by millions and more avaricious than rich.

10. Enough remains of glimmering light to guide the wanderer's steps aright.

11. No one thought the old miser could do less than give the boy a dollar.

12. The home of my childhood was miles and miles away from me now.

13. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.

14. Your news is too good to be believed.

15. James is much the better scholar of the two; Charles, however, is ten years older.

16. His discourse was good enough, though it was long beyond all excuse.

17. The Ottawa warrior was full seven feet high and large in proportion.

18. Nothing was too mean for him to stoop to: no bribe was small enough for him to refuse.

19. The next station was twenty Norwegian miles distant, coo far to reach on a night so bitterly cold.

20. We suddenly came upon a broad river, quite ten feet deep.


1. Interpret the word strong ; i.e., how strong is strong enough? Write the sentence with a participial noun in place of to bear. 2. What is this dog compared with ? 3. What is that right compared with ? 4. To wbat degree was the king prouder? Does all here mean every one ? 5. What does cheap modify? Why was be not to be caught, etc. ? 6. Point out all the modifiers of he. What does at once modify? Do adverbs modify nouns? How much younger ? 7. With what is rich compared ? 8. With what is honor compared ? 9. What does by millions denote? What are compared in this sentence? 10. Enough for what? What does of show the relation between? 11. What are compared here? Supply an omitted connective, Is this counective necessary? When may a connective be omitted ? 12. Is the distance expressed by away definite or indefinite? 13. What does to desire modify? What does the first it stand or? the second? 14. Change to be believed to a preposition and object. 15. What does however modify? In what two respects are James and Charles compared ? 16. What does beyond all excuse modify? How good was the discourse? 17. How high was the warrior? How large ? 18. What is the object of for? What kind of object is it? 19. Wbat degree of comparison is next? What degree of comparison is bitterly cold? 20. How broad is the river ? how deep?




1. What do causal clauses denote? 2. What are the principal connectives of these clauses? 3. Find a sentence illustrating the use of each. 4. Tell the meaning of each. [Consult, on such questions, a dictionary, or complete grammar.] 5. What are illatives? 6. How does an illative clause differ from a causal one? 7. In it must be done, because it is right, what is the relation of the first clause to the second ? 8. Are causal clauses subordinate ? 9. What is the principal final conjunction? 10. Be silent that you may heur ; what does the that-clause denote? 11. When that denotes result, what other words are used with it? 12. Is there any idea of cause or reason in clauses denoting result? 13. Find three sentences illustrating each use of that as a final conjunction. 14. What is the principal conditional conjunction? 15. What is the negative form? 16. Does, If I had been there I would have done it, express any doubt? 17. Does, If I am there I will do it, assert something conditional or unconditional ? 18. Do it, if you dare; on what is doing contingent? 19. What is the signification of this conjunction ? 20. Find sentences illustrating as many varieties of suppositions as you can. 21. In though he w118 rich, etc., what is the force of though ? 22. Explain the relation of each clause to the others, in the following: Though I give my body to be burned and have not charity, I am nothing. 23. Is there any other concessive conjunction ? 24. Find, out of this book, five sentences, each containing a concessive clause. 25. Change these clauses to conditional ones, and tell what difference of meaning the change makes. 26. What is the principal term to denote comparison of equality ? 27. Comparison of inequality? 28. How do comparative clauses express qualities, etc. ? 29. Explain in full the relation

of clauses in, As a man thinketh, so is he. 30. Also in this: My pun ishment is greater than I can bear. 31. What are compared in this ? It is good enough for you. 32. In, It is too good to eat, parse to eat. 33. In, He is ten years older, parse years. 34. Expand the following to two full clauses : It is easier to form good resolutions than to keep them. 35. Find ten sentences containing clauses or phrases of comparison.


The following sentences contain illustrations of some of the clauses just considered, together with others previously given. Of course, it would be impossible to find a succession of sentences in a paragraph illustrating a certain series of grammatical elements in the order in which they have been presented.

Let the sentences be analyzed in full, and let the questions following be multiplied and extended.

1. Of all the species of pedants which I have mentioned, the book pedant is much the most tolerable.

2. He has an exercised understanding, and a head which is full, though it is confused.

3. A man who converses with him may often receive from him hints of things that are worth knowing, though they are of little use to the owner.

4. The worst kinds of pedants among learned men are such as are naturally endowed with a very small share of common


5. Shallow pedants cry up one another much more than they do men of solid and useful learning.

6. These islands that lie so fresh and green before thee and with which the whole face of the ocean is spotted, as far as thou canst see, are more in number than the sands on the sea-shore.

17. What recked the chieftain if he stood

On Highland heath, or Holyrood ? 8. He rights such wrong where it is given,

If it were in the court of heaven. 9. Although he had never been in an asylum any more than he had been in war, he was almost as perfect a drunkard as he was a soldier.

10. It seemed to the boy that affairs would go more smoothly than they had ever yet gone, if everybody would live in this simple fashion.


1. What are compared in this sentence? What does much modify? Define pedant and species. 2. What two things has he? How is the head described ? What two qualities are contrasted ? 3. What man may receive, etc. ? To what is the though-clause opposed ? 4. Who are the worst pedants ? Are they the worst of all pedants ? Can endowed be followed by any preposition but with? Is common compared ? 5. Does cry up express more than one idea ? Compare all the adjectives and give the opposite of each. 6. What islands are these islands ? What is the simple predicate of the that-clause ? What is the simple predicate of islands ? Change more in number to an adjective. 7. Meaning of recked. Is if the right conjunction here? What is another form of chieftain ? 8. What part of speech is rights ? What is the more common form ? Can though be substituted for if, without change of meaning ? What comparison of inequality here ? of equality? What does almost modify? Is perfect compared ? 10. What is the subject of seemed? More smoothly than what? On what condition : If everybody would live how ? If more

actice is wanted at this point, the sentences in Lesson XXXIV may be used.

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