Excerpt from English Exercises, Adapted to Murray's English Grammar: Consisting of Exercises in Parsing; Instances of False Orthography; Violations of the Rules of Syntax; Defects in Punctuation and Violations of the Rules Respecting Perspicuous and Accurate WritingThis sentence is not correct; because the verb waited is in the imperfect tense, and yet Used here to express an action, not only past, but prior to the time referred to by the verb returned, to which it relates. By the thirteenth rule of syntax, when verbs are used that, in point of time, relate to each other, the order of time should be observed. The imperfect tense visited should, therefore, have been had visited, in the pluperfect tense, representing the action dwisiting, not only as ast, but also as prior to the time of returm'n T e sentence corrected would stand thus: A ter I had visited Europe, I returned to America. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.