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A SentenceAdverb modifies a whole sentence or clause: He is undoubtedlyan able man. B. 3. A ConjunctiveAdverb not only modifies some word in the proposition in which it stands, but also links the proposition in which it stands to the rest of the sentence: We played an hour; then we went home. For fuller information see Syntax. A. In such sentences both propositions are independent. e. " Compare pp. 176-177. F) as interrogative adverbs: I shall go when (subordinating conjunction of time) he calls me.

E. A) ACCIDENCE its subject in number and person. In subordinate clauses, however, the subject nominative sometimes stands before a predicate participle, adjective, noun, adverb, or prepositional phrase: Off we started, he remainingbehind( = while he remained behina). This nominative is called the absolute nominative. The construction is described in detail in § 73. C) verb: He is my brother. The nominative of address is known by its peculiar intonation and its independent position in the sentence, having a close relation to the thought, but without any relation to the grammatical structure: 0 Mary, go and call the cattle home!

Two FORMSOF 'l"HE PLURAL WITH D1FFERENTJATED MEANING:brotlur,pl. brothers(by blood), brethren(of a religious or secular order or community); cherub,pl. cherubs(darlings), cherubim(angels); cloth, pl. cloths (different pieces or kinds of cloth), clot/us (the collection of one's garments); die, pl. dies (stamps), dice (cubes used in games); genius,pl. geniuses(people of genius), genii (fabulous spirits); penny, pl. "); index,pl. indexes(tables of contents), indices (algebraical signs); seraph,pl.

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