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THE ETYMOLOGICAL CHART.

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This Chart presents, at one view, the entire Etymology of the Englis} language. It is useful chiefly in reviews and in etymological parsing.

The large edition of the Chart—44 inches diameter-may be user more profitably, as, with it, the whole class may follow the reciting pupil—all having their attention directed to the same thing, at the bame time. In the absence of a large Chart, the small ones* may

be used-each student using his own.

It will be noticed that the Chart does not give the Definitions of the Classes and Modifications of words; but simply presents the principles of Etymology; showing, for example,

That a “Sentence” consists of “Principal Parts,” and may have “Adjuncts.” That the Principal Parts of a Sentence must be a “SUBJECT," a “PREDICATE,” and (if Transitive) an “OBJECT.” That the Subject may be a “WORD,” a “Purase,” or a · SENTENCE.” That if the Subject is a Word, it is a “Noun” or “PRONOUN"_if a Noun, it is “COMMON" or "PROPER”—if a Pronoun, it is “PERSONAL,” “RELATIVE,” “INTERROGATIVE,"

“ ADJECTIVE.” That the Noun or Pronoun must be of the “NEUTER," "FEMININE," or "MASCULINE" Gender of the First,” “SECOND,” or “THIRD” Person of the “SINGULAR” or “ PLURAL” Number—and that it must be in the “ NOMINATIVE” Case. If the Subject is a “ Phrase,” it is a SUBSTANTIVE Phrase--and may

be (in form), “PREPOSITIONAL,” “ PARTICIPIAL,” “INFINITIVE,” or “INDEPENDENT”-and

may be “TRANSITIVE” or “ INTRANSITIVE." If the Subject is a “ Sentence,” it is a “SUBSTANTIVE” Sentence-and may be “SIMPLE” or “ COMPOUND,” “TRANSITIVE" or "INTRANSITIVE."

Thus, a comparison of the Chart with the General Principles, on pages 175–180, will readily suggest to the skillful Teacher the proper method of using it in review.

The proper use of the Chart in Etymological Parsing is illustratx by EXERCISES, pp. 181–186.

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* See "CLARK'S ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE."

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