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Principles of English Composition Through Analysis and Synthesis: A Text-Book for the senior Classes of Elementary Schools and for Pupil-Teachers Open Access Deposited

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Printing date obscured. The author is credited as Inspector of Schools. Preface states practice of analyzing/parsing sentences teaches students to decompose sentences, but not to compose, which involves arranging words, phrases, and clauses in their most effective setting. This work teaches analysis for the purpose of synthesis. It also covers equivalent modes of expression, synthesizing examples by well known writers, and the correcting of errors. The parts of the book are: the simple sentences, the complex sentence of two clauses, the compound sentence, and the complex sentence of more than two clauses. The author credits Bain, A. F. Murison, and Dr. Hodgson as influences. The Schultz Archive copy contains only the preface and TOC.

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