Necessity is the mother of invention. First, however, you are to study each word in both lists for 1 its exact meaning, 2 the influence of the key-syllable upon that meaning, 3 any variation of the key-syllable from its ordinary form. Her husband was such a creature that she resolved to secure a. As a supplement to his wages he received an occasional bonus. He does not stir us as some writers do, but he gains our implicit confidence. Sentences: The volcano was in.
Here again you should diversify your materials to the utmost, not only that you may become well-rounded and versatile in your ability to set forth ideas and feelings in words, but also that your knowledge and your sensibility may receive stimulation. Reynolds, University of Colorado, and Garland Greever. But all of us are familiar with the person who loses her ideas in a rigmarole of prosaic and irrelevant facts. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Advocate higher public school taxes before a men with children, b men without children. He was some anxious to get to the eats.
Arming himself with the sword of zeal and the buckler of integrity, he wrote the letter. Make a fifth list of words—those you hear or see printed, do not understand the meaning of, but yet feel you should know. And if you trace their own lineage, you will find for some that it is but decent and middle-class, for some that it is mongrelized and miscegenetic, for some that it is proud, ancient, yea perhaps patriarchal. Your second and more difficult task awaits you; you must ascertain the meaning of the family connections. In each blank of the illustrative sentences insert the word appropriate in meaning. If it is Washington you describe, describe it also for children in whom you wish to inculcate patriotism. Certain broad classifications of words are manifest even to the most obtuse user of English.
The mere writing down of your lists has probably done much to bring the words written into the circuit of your memory, where you can more readily lay hold of them. In this emergency he sought. The process of paraphrasing is simple, though the actual work is not easy. You have given a satisfactory definition. Of course you must become observant of words and inquisitive about them. Let us say you are discussing urban life, urban problems. But not the full fraternal or sororal relation.
You need be at no further pains about them. Find for each word a what the meaning has been and b what the correct meaning is now. Sentences: He held the property in. They may be related in blood. Conchology, then, must be the study of conches.
The was now willing to his statement that in the house as it stood there was no of departure from the specifications. You take passages written in English—the more of them the better, and the more diversified the better—and both reproduce their substance and incarnate their mood in words you yourself shall choose. The way my efforts were nipped in the bud simply beggars description. About the only rule to be laid down regarding the definition of verbs, adjectives, and adverbs is that you must not define a word in terms of itself. In English likewise are thousands of these verbal marriages. And Patrick Henry, one of the few really irresistible orators, was wont to plunge headlong into a sentence and trust to God Almighty to get him out. The quiet passing of successive summer days.
Words, like people, yield themselves to the worthy. Con the words in each list carefully and repeatedly. Wilkins, the Democratic candidate, leads in the country, from only certain districts of which— those nearest the cities—returns have been heard. Thus to wheedle is to wag the tail and to patter is to hurry through one's prayers paternoster. Normally we do not connect the idea of moisture with the word. Here you will find the Anglo-Saxon Old English , Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, or other word from which sprang the word you are studying, and along with this authentic original you may find cognate words in other languages. How can legal procedure be changed to enable individuals to secure just treatment from corporations without resorting to prolonged and expensive lawsuits? Idiot common soldier crystallizes the exasperated ill opinion of officers for privates.
How, then, starting with the individual word, can you come into a knowledge of it, not in its public capacity, but in what is even more important, its personal connections? Discuss before a farmers, b merchants the idea that farmers merchants make a great deal of money. Sentences: That fellow came on a special to tell us we had made an. In description you must reckon with the imaginative faculty, with the possibility that your hearers cannot visualize what you tell them—and you must make your words brief. After a little practice you will be able to disengage it from the others. The two may be identical; they may be widely different; but through reflection or study of the entire definition you will establish some sort of connection between them.
But all the same it is manifestly of the writing blood. Presently meant in the present, soon and by and by meant forthwith. Let us glance first at the human variations. For a special device for bringing them under subjection, see the next exercise. You can say house without experiencing any sensation whatever, but if you utter the word home it will call back, however slightly, tender and cherished recollections.