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These exercises contain a large number of sentences which may be turned to account in many ways beside those suggested, according to the resources in the teacher, and the need of the moment. In such case, the heading of each exercise will sufficiently indicate the character of the sentences beneath it.

1. Divide into sentences, putting full stops and capital letters

the wars are over swallows catch flies the mower whets his scythe every shepherd tells his tale my name is Norval the ploughman whistles o'er the lea to-morrow is a day too far to trust the golden sun allured his eye new batteries were erected my brother John was forced to go peace hath her victories coming events cast their shadows before freedom's fame finds wings on every wind he made a footing in the wall he would gladly learn a necessary act incurs no blame he never learned to fail care sat on his faded cheek the island lies nine leagues away three wives sat up in a lighthouse tower a blood red cross was on his arm rivers to the ocean run kings shall fall down before him falsehood is despised elephants are huge beasts fire burns spring had warmed the vale years have passed children grow warriors bore lances ice will float Rome fell ill weeds grow apace the darkness might be felt fruits are eaten elephants have crossed the Alps rainbows come and go Antony destroyed himself small birds twitter serpents creep bees make honey truth survives thousands are sad a red cross knight am I they dwelt beside the prison's gate a noble war-song he had sung.

2. (§§ 2, 3.) Divide into subject and predicate, and distinguish nouns from verbs

Rivers flow. Birds twitter. Serpents creep.

Children grow. Horses graze. Clouds move.
Morning dawns. Seasons return. Time flies.
Blossoms fade. Stars shine. Eagles soar.

Years pass.
Winds blow. Monkeys chatter.
Tempests lower. Billows foam. Snow falls.
Rome stands. Carthage fell. Wolsey died.
Thousands mourn. Iron sinks. Clouds break.

3. ($2, 3.) Supply verbs as predicates

Flowers bloom.
Stars decline.

Cæsar came.
Beauty decays.
Storms arise.
Warriors fight.
Truth survives.
Disputes arise.

(1) to express the cry made by the following: Horses, Lions, Bulls, Pigs, Monkeys, Sheep, Wolves, Dogs, Serpents, Frogs, Asses, Crickets, Parrots, Oxen, Cats, Owls, Pigeons, Savages, Sufferers.

(2) to express the noises made by: Leaves, Clocks, Winds, Streams, Drums, Bells, Fire, Carts, Dice, Hinges, Bow-strings, Swords.

(3) to express the motion of: Birds, Horses, Fishes, Mice, Frogs, Reptiles, Skaters, Boatmen, Torrents, Rain, Smoke, Fountains, Lambs.

4. (§§ 2, 3.) Supply nouns as subjects—

rejoice, flourish, breathe, wither, decay, eat, goes, slept, stays, rose, appears, complain, dance, talk, arrived, lies, roll, sit, laugh, smile, teach, drive.

5. (§ 4.) Divide into subject, verb, and object

Cain killed Abel. Shakspere wrote plays. Birds lay eggs. William defeated Harold. Hounds pursue hares. Money makes money. Power advances power. John destroyed Arthur. Potters make dishes. Fortune gives advantages. Burke impeached Hastings. Stones saluted Mahomet. Howard visited prisons. Columbus discovered America. Children gather daisies. Flowers drink dew. Travellers obtain experience. Clocks measure time. Frost kills flowers. Birds build nests. Rivers have windings. Duties claim attention. Time writes wrinkles. Men exchange thoughts. Boys learn lessons. Joiners saw planks. Smiths forge horse-shoes. Steam works wonders. Medicine cures diseases. Water quenches thirst. Fire destroys houses. Truth begets trust.

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