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    The established practice of grammarians requires that I should here treat of the Syntax; but our language has so little inflection, or variety of terminations, that its construction neither requires nor admits many rules. Wallis, therefore, has totally neglected it; and Jonson, whose desire of following the writers upon the learned languages made him think a syntax indispensably necessary, has published such petty observations as were better omitted.

    The verb, as in other languages, agrees with the nominative in number and person; as, Thou fliest from good; He runs to death.

    Our adjectives and pronouns are invariable.

    Of two substantives the noun possessive is in the genitive; as, His father's glory; The sun's heat.

    Verbs transitive require an oblique case; as, He loves me; You fear him.

    All prepositions require an oblique case: as, He gave this to me; He took this from me; He says this of me; He came with me.

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