Example sentences for: pepys

How can you use “pepys” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Despite such interesting differences as are noted above, the language of Pepys's journal, however dated, is not generically unlike what we might expect to find in a secret journal kept by a yuppie bureaucrat of our times.

  • When Pepys writes mad, usually he means angry, just as Americans do today: “..

  • A carelessness about inflection in Pepys's day is shown above with the examples of the objective I and who . Rarer back then was the use of whole phrases as single words as, for instance: to quickly and efficiently do this job, where the verb and two adverbs are treated together as a so-called split infinitive marked by to, instead of the prescribed to do this job quickly and efficiently, where only do is the infinitive marked as such by to and modified by two adverbs.

  • as in “That ol' boy like to of killed hisself” or in Pepys's entry for April 14, 1660:“.

  • Pepys also has a tendency to omit subject pronouns, reminding one of television commercials: “Had a bowl of Whamo this morning.

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