A Practical Grammar of English Language: or, an introduction to composition; in which sentences are classified into verbal forms and phrases Open Access Deposited

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1842 printing of 1842 copyrighted text. Author is credited with a Master of Arts degree and as the author of The Symbolic Spelling-Book, The Speller and Define, and The Panorama of Professions and Trades, or Popular Technology. Text aims to improve upon instruction in English grammar through exhibiting the construction of language in a distinct and systematic manner with practical exercises. The author uses five categories of verbal forms and five categories of phrases for his system (although the chapters are typical parts of speech). Exercises include parsing and imitation, and the work boasts to provide students with knowledge of 6,000 – 8,000 words. Special attention has been given to the conjunction and gerundive. The work has excluded exercises in false syntax, as well as the prosody. The Schultz Archive is roughly the first fifty-five pages of the at least 240 page text.

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