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Unit 30

Phrasing Principles

     218.  The words misunderstand and misunderstood are expressed by stand and stood placed under mis, with mis placed on the line of writing.  This rule is extended to the words understand and understood, when they are preceded by a pronoun, a brief form, or a short phrase form:

understand phrases

     219.  The words extra, enter, over, under, short, center, counter, agree, and grand are expressed by the prefixal forms placed over the next word:

phrases from word beginnings

     220.  The word done is expressed by the den blend in many phrases:

have done, will be done, etc.

     221.  In many phrases the word than is expressed by n:

quicker than,  rather than, etc.

     222.  Many useful business phrases may be secured by slightly modifying the form for us:

Give us, to us, etc.

     223.  In many phrases department is expressed by a disjoined d:

credit department, purchasing department, etc.

     224.  In a number of phrases the word forms are modified or a word is omitted where the grammatical construction of the sentence would compel its restoration when transcribing:

Other phrases

225. Reading and Dictation Practice

Reading and Dictation Practice

226. Writing Practice

     1. The supreme test of his intelligent understanding of the transaction was revealed in his superior statement regarding it.
     2. A shortage in the shipment was discovered by the superintendent, who immediately took the matter up with his superior.
     3. We suspect that the error in judgment was due entirely to his susceptible and unsuspicious nature, as well as to his shortsightedness.
     4 We shall not overlook his tendency to overcharge our batteries, something that will be overcome by the simple expedient of giving the undertaking to McLain.
     5. The instructor attempted to restrain his students from further controversy about the peculiar effects of electrolysis, to say nothing of the heated discussion about centrifugal and centripetal forces.
     6. His disinterested attitude led to an unparalleled controversy.
     7. Mr. McFadden seemed disinclined to enter into the agreement owing to the aggressive policy and the superior air of the gentleman representing the Para­mount Overcoat Corporation.
     8. The transfer of the contract may be easily effected, but I am inclined to think that it will be disadvantageous.
     9. Both the interior and exterior finishes were designed by Mr. McLaren, of McLaren, McNamara & McIntyre.
     10. The reconstruction of the dam was resisted by a multitude of citizens because of the extraordinary declivity of the adjacent walls of the cliff which would necessitate much extra construction.

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About Gregg Shorthand
Editor's Note
A Talk with the Beginner
The Alphabet
Chapter I
   Unit 1
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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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