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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
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A SHORTER ENGLISH GRAMMAR,
WITH COPIOUS AND CAREFULLY GRADUATED EXERCISES.
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OUTLINES OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR,
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This work consists of the Exercises appended to the "Shorter English Grammar," published in a separate form.
T DEPATMTMr OF EDUCATION
By C. P. MASON, B.A., F.C.P.,
Fellow of University College, London.
The explanations and acknowledgments prefixed to the twentyfourth edition of this work need not be repeated here. No modification of importance has been introduced into the present edition, but a few trivial oversights have been corrected. Attention is invited to the Addenda at the end of the book, in which some matters of interest are dealt with.
The Exercises in the older editions were inadequate for the purpose they should have served. In the present work I have introduced the most appropriate portions of the rather copious exercises attached to the 'Shorter English Grammar,' with such references to the entire series (republished separately in a cheap form under the title 'English Grammar Practice') as will enable learners who need greater practice in elementary work to go through the whole course. I strongly recommend that this should be done, if time can be found, as advanced pupils are often hampered by the lingering remains of early misconceptions.
For a fuller investigation of the Subjunctive Mood than space could be found for in the present work, the reader is referred to the Appendix to my 'Shorter English Grammar,' republished (with some additions; under the title 'Remarks on the Subjunctive and the so-called Potential Mood.'
Absolute agreement in the use of grammatical terms is certainly hopeless, and is perhaps not desirable; but one practice at any