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Unit 18

Frequent Word-beginnings

     145.  The vowel is omitted in the syllables be, de, re, dis, and mis:

Below, discover, reason, etc.

     146.  The vowel is retained when de precedes k and g, as in decay and degrade.

     147.  The vowel in re is omitted only before a downward character, as in replace, repent, review, repair, resign, and reception.

Phrasing Principles

     148.  The word had when following a pronoun is expressed as shown in the following illustrations:

I had, he had, they had, we had, you had

     149.  The phrases was-not and is-not are expressed easily and legibly by using the blending principle:

was not, it is not, etc.

     Note: If the contractions wasn't, isn't, etc. need to be positively indicated, the apostrophe is placed above the forms.

150.  Brief Forms for Common Words

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151.  Reading and Dictation Practice

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152.  Writing Practice

     1. Apparently, this new house is endeavoring to underwrite the entire issue of the ship-canal bonds without calling upon any of the stronger and better-known houses.
     2. Were you present yesterday evening at the reception to the new minister from France?
     3. We have failed to find in the inventory any record of the number of batteries on hand December 31.
     4. They discovered that the dispatch had not been delivered until after the stock market had opened.
     5. The factory promptly made the consignee a satisfactory refund on the carload of goods.
     6. It would be easier to replace those old buildings than to repair them.
     7. I want you to change your window display every other day after closing hours.
     8. The collection agency moved cautiously in the matter of collecting the old accounts that had been referred to it by the Retail Dealers’ organization.
     9. The Committee will hold its second session at the White House tomorrow morning.

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Transcription Key to this Unit
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About Gregg Shorthand
Editor's Note
A Talk with the Beginner
The Alphabet
Chapter I
   Unit 1
   Unit 2
   Unit 3
Chapter II
   Unit 4
   Unit 5
   Unit 6
Chapter III
   Unit 7
   Unit 8
   Unit 9
Chapter IV
   Unit 10
   Unit 11
   Unit 12
Chapter V
   Unit 13
   Unit 14
   Unit 15
Chapter VI
   Unit 16
   Unit 17
   Unit 18
Chapter VII
   Unit 19
   Unit 20
   Unit 21
Chapter VIII
   Unit 22
   Unit 23
   Unit 24
Chapter IX
   Unit 25
   Unit 26
   Unit 27
Chapter X
   Unit 28
   Unit 29
   Unit 30
Chapter XI
   Unit 31
   Unit 32
   Unit 33
Chapter XII
   Unit 34
   Unit 35
   Unit 36


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