The government of words is that power which one word has over an other, to cause it to assume some particular modification. (Note: Colocation describes words that are normally used together, eg make plans, raise objections, heavy rain. Any similarity happening between unconnected words, is no syntactical concord, though it may rank the terms in the same class etymologically. 3.--From these observations it may be seen, that the most important and most comprehensive principle of English syntax, is the simple Relation of words, according to the sense. "Position means the place which a word occupies in a sentence."--Ib. This last-named author, in touching the text of my books, has often corrupted it, as he does here; but my definitions of the tenses he copied without marring them much.The arrangement of words is their word-order, or relative position, in a sentence. It has nothing to do with position in a sentence.) CHAPTER I.--SENTENCES. To this head alone, ought to be referred all the rules of construction by which our articles, our nominatives, our adjectives, our participles, our adverbs, our conjunctions, our prepositions, and our interjections, are to be parsed. "Syntax consists of two parts, Concord and Government."--Kirkham's Gram., p. "The Rules of Syntax may all be included under three heads, Concord, Government, and Position."--Bullions's E. "These rules may be mostly ranked under the two heads of agreement and government; the remainder may be termed miscellaneous."--Nutting's Gram., p. "Syntax treats of the agreement, government and proper arrangement of words in a sentence."--Frost's El. The borrowing occurred as early as 1828, and I add this notice now, lest any should suppose me the plagiarist. 5.--Most of our English grammars have more rules of syntax than are needed, and yet are very deficient in such as are needed.A Sentence is an assemblage of words, making complete sense, and always containing a nominative and a verb; as, "Reward sweetens labour." The principal parts of a sentence are usually three; namely, the SUBJECT, or nominative,--the attribute, or finite VERB,--and the case put after, or the OBJECT governed by the verb: as, "Crimes deserve punishment." The other or subordinate parts depend upon these, either as primary or as secondary adjuncts; as, "High crimes justly deserve very severe punishments." Sentences are usually said to be of two kinds, simple and compound. A simple sentence is a sentence which consists of one single assertion, supposition, command, question, or exclamation; as, "David and Jonathan loved each other."--"If thine enemy hunger."--"Do violence to no man."--"Am I not an apostle? To the ordinary syntactical use of any of these, no rules of concord, government, or position, can at all apply. To say, as some do, that articles, adjectives, and participles, agree with nouns, is to teach Greek or Latin syntax, and not English. Unlike any other chat where something is always missing. The rules are pretty understandable Overall this Antichat deserves a five star. Plus, some mods just straight up ban you for unjustified reason. But I really need that lag fixed or I won't use the app for weeks till the next update. 1st UPDATE: I'm happy to use this because it just gives me what i want. A Noun or a Pronoun which is the subject of a finite verb, must be in the nominative case. A Noun or a personal Pronoun used to explain a preceding noun or pronoun, is put, by apposition, in the same case. A Noun or a Pronoun in the possessive case, is governed by the name of the thing possessed. A Noun or a Pronoun made the object of an active-transitive verb or participle, is governed by it in the objective case. A Noun or a Pronoun put after a verb or participle not transitive, agrees in case with a preceding noun or pronoun referring to the same thing. A Noun or a Pronoun made the object of a preposition, is governed by it in the objective case. Relation and agreement, though different, may yet coincide, and be taken together.