Calvin Winstanley

Steven Avery



These rules are all founded on the presence or the absence of the copulative or the article;
and nothing can be more imperfect than such rules. Both the copulative and the article are
frequently suppressed by authors, and must be supplied by the reader’s understanding. As this
can only be done by attending to the context, and sometimes to the signification of the words
employed, so far as the construction (the presence or absence of the copulative, for instance,)
from being always the sole guide to sense, that an apprehension of the sense must frequently
precede our knowledge of the construction; as when we have to determine, whether two personal
nouns of the same case, gender, &c.. in immediate connexion,