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WITH SUGGESTIONS ON METHOD
FOR USE IN HIGH SCHOOLS, SEMINARIES, ACADEMIES
AND NORMAL SCHOOLS
J. N. PATRICK, A.M.
ELECTROTYPED AND PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, U. 8. A
This manual is intended for use in secondary schools. The study of grammar as a system cannot be understood and applied by the average eighth-grade pupil. Technical grammar is too abstract for pupils in the grammar grades. Only those fundamental principles of grammar that every one must know in order to understand the structure of the sentence and to appreciate literature are presented and illustrated, yet the author has not evaded or left without an opinion, distinctly stated, those perplexing points which often annoy a teacher. A careful examination of this book will justify the following statements of its special features :
First.-It presents in the introduction a brief but comprehensive statement of the principles of our language.
Second.-It presents a concise review of the parts of speech.
Third.—It presents a new, simple, and logical treatment of the grammatical terms.
Fourth.-It presents a comprehensive discussion of the uses of phrases and clauses, their like uses illustrated.
Fifth.-It presents a clear and logical discussion of the complements and objects of verbs, their unlike uses fully illustrated.
Sixth.-It presents a simple classification of verbs and verb-phrases.