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Monthly Magazine (Newspaper) - June 1, 1805, London, Middlesex No. 129.] JUNE l, 1805. [5; of Vol." 19. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.' in his dictionary, ss neuters. Wherever sir, a verb was ufed without an exprejfed ob- IN the Monthly Magazine for laft month, jeft after it, Johnfon called it neuter, page 314, I found fome remarks on making no diftinctioh between fuch neu. the verb confider. It feems to be afTerted, ters. real neuters, intranfitive verbs, and that it is eflential for the verb confider, thofe aflive verbs, which, when ufed re. when ufed in the fenfe of to regard, to be fleflively, admit the fuppreffion of the followed by the particle as; that there is perfonal pronoun after them. Join, fur-not to be found in Addifon, or any cle- render, fend, fee, hear, feel, touchy Sic. gant writer, a different ufage ; and that are all turned into neuters by>h:m. "The the verb confider is, in this fenfe at lead, Ligurians furrendered to, or joined, An-neuter. I have little hefitation in faying nibaj," Thefe two verbs Johni'on would thit the three affertions are founded on term neuter; whereas it is fufficiently mifconception. The verb confider, and plain that " they joined or furrendered any other verb, will admit as after them, themfehiss to Annibal :" but as no am. if the fenfe require it, without changing biguity arofe from the fuppreffion of the their meaning or-denomination. As may pronoun, it was omitted. "My people mean in the mannerof', or in the proportion do, not confider-" "eyes have they and of; and in this fenfe it is ufed in compa- fee not"ears have they and hear not;" rifon; and fometimes when two words are "neither will -titty. under/land" Cer-put in apportion, denoting in the quality tainly, notwithftanding Johnfon's great of. In this laft fenfe, it is often redun- authority, thefe.are to be confidered active, danr, and not always indifpenfable. I verbs, the objects to which, though not may fay, "I confider Alfred as a good exprerTecT, I believe few perfons of common, king," or, "I confider Alfred (to be) a underftanding would be at a lofs to deter-good king;" and both fentences are ge- mine. Upon fimilar principles it is, that nerally fuppofed to have the fame import, an intelligent writer on the Syntax of the Addifon fays, " I confider "an human foul Latin verb, confidevs fernjo as a neuter without education, like marble in the verb in the following fentences : " Red! quarry." This is one inttance in which atqueintus/�-
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