Can you so inflect "sprawling in want" and "sitting high" as to suggest a swamp and a mountain-top, or a frog and an angel?
Now it would have been absurd to inflect a long English lesson.
(e) To memorize words and to learn to inflect them, before memorizing and learning how to construct sentences.
And we yet retain an objective case of the pronoun, and inflect it for person, number and gender.
early 15c., "to bend inward," from Latin inflectere (past participle inflexus) "to bend in, bow, curve," figuratively, "to change," from in- "in" (see in- (1)) + flectere "to bend" (see flexible). Grammatical sense is attested 1660s; pronunciation sense (in inflection) is c.1600. Related: Inflected; inflecting.