Questions And Exercises: Chapter VII. Important Mechanical Matters
§31. Master all the section and get some friend to hold the book and hear you recite. The victim may profit as much as you do. In exercises and themes written later in the course you will have various opportunities for showing accuracy in these matters of detail.
§ 32. 1. Write the contractions given in the text.
2. Write the plural of 7 and t.
3. (a) Write the genitive singular of Briggs, Davis, Andrews, (b) Write the genitive plural of the same words.
4. Construct a sentence containing it's and its.
5. What is missing in this title: Textile Manufacturers Journal?
§ 33. 1. How do you indicate to the printer that you wish a word printed in italic! How can you change a small letter into a regular (that is, large) capital? Glance through the editorial pages of a paper and report any word that you find printed in small caps.
2. See directions for $ 31.
3. See directions for § 31.
4. Write the names of the seasons.
5. Write the long titles of several books to illustrate the principle.
6. Write the name of a newspaper; that of a corporation.
7. Write a sentence illustrating both uses of the word state.
8. Write the names of several languages.
9. Write the name of some former official.
10. Write the name of some titled German; of some titled Dutchman; of some titled Frenchman; of some titled Italian.
11. Name some other articles with similar adjectives.
12. See directions for § 31.
13. Write other illustrative sentences.
14. What is the usage in your Bible?
15. Examine the passage under (Exercise) §30:1. (b) and say whether the capitals are more effective than roman letters would be.
16. Write an illustrative sentence.
17. Write an illustrative sentence for each of the four words.
§ 34. 1. Write other examples.
2. Write other examples.
3. See directions for § 31.
4. Write another example.
5. Write another example.
6. Write another example.
7. Write illustrative sentences for the more precise and the more social usage.
8. Write another example.
9. Illustrate the text-usage by a sentence.
10. Illustrate by two amounts,
11. Write an address for a social note.
§ 35. 1. This has been mentioned before, but hundreds of people neglect the matter.
2. (a) Lincoln wrote the following words, but not in this order, and not with italics. See if you can figure out how Lincoln secured the emphasis. Write the sentence.
I may be broken by slavery, but I never will bow to it.
(b) Examine the article in the text of § 18, and say what italic words you would retain if it were yours.
3. Use in sentences all the words in this sub-section of the text, that you are not in the habit of using.
4. See directions for § 31, and note the usage in this book.
5. Write a sentence to illustrate.
6. Study and reserve for future need.
7. 8. Write an illustrative paragraph, taking great pains with the right placing of the period.
9. (a) Give another title that does not need italic or quotation marks.
(b) Give one that does need one or the other distinction according to its use in an article.
10. Give the exact title of Gibbon's Borne.
11. Use one of the Shaksperean quotations neatly in a sentence.
12. Consider each sentence and say whether yon would omit the quotation marks or would change the expression:
(a) WANTED: SALESMEN OF THE "LIVE WIRE" CLASS TO handle STAR EGG CARRIERS and TRAYS.
(b) DO ANY OF YOUR ADVERTISING INTERESTS SEEM TO "hang-fire"? The subject you may have twisted and twined every which-way for years would be "brand new" to me.
(c) WE ARE AFTER A REAL SALESMANAGER WHO IS THOR-oughly competent to handle a national force of sale-men - one who can demonstrate his ability from the word "go," and who is not afraid to tackle a big thing on a make-good basis.
(d) The train had just started when the ditch-commissioner entered "the smoker."