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PROFESSOR OF SANSKRIT AND COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND INSTRUCTOR IN
OF THE "CENTURY DICTIONARY ""
WITH NEW ARRANGEMENT AND ADDITIONAL EXERCISES
MRS. SARA E. H. LOCKWOOD
AUTHOR OF "LESSONS IN ENGLISH"
GINN & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS
THIS adaptation of Whitney's "Essentials of English Grammar" is designed to furnish a simple and practical text-book for pupils who are not of sufficient maturity to use with advantage the original work. To this end, a new book has been made with topical arrangement, abundant exercises of a more elementary style, and a generally simplified treatment.
While the intention has been to embody all the excellent features of the "Essentials," it has sometimes seemed best to sacrifice inductive development of a subject to clearness and conciseness of expression, since it is presupposed that the classes for whom this book is intended have already had some elemenXtary introduction to the study of English.
It should be understood that, in using the book, the order of chapters is not, of necessity, to be strictly followed. For instance, the chapter on "Infinitives and Participles" may be studied, as a whole or in part, directly after the same subject, as treated in the chapter on "Verbs." Again, the analysis of sen
tences may and should be studied in connection with the parsing of exercises in the early chapters of the book.
It should be added that the "Essentials" will continue to be published for the use of those who desire a book of its grade.