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Murray's English Exercises : consisting of exercises in parsing ; instances of false orthography ; violations of the rules of syntax ; defects in punctuation ; and violations of the rules respecting perspicuous and accurate writing. With which the corresponding notes, rules, and observations in Murray's grammar are incorporated ; also references in promiscuous exercises to the rules by which the errours are to be corrected Open Access Deposited

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No edition or printing information is available on this copy. The author, Israel Alger Jr., was a school teacher in Boston with a Master of Arts degree. This work was approved for use in Boston schools by the School Committee of Boston. This work is an “enlargement” of Lindley Murray’s grammar textbook with exercises. It is sectioned as exercises in parsing, exercises in etymology, exercises in syntax, exercises in punctuation, and exercises to promote perspicuous and accurate writing. This last section includes exercises in writing focusing on rules of purity, propriety, precision, clearness, unity, strength and figures of speech. The exercises are incorrect examples that violate these rules.

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