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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

Price 35. 6d., cloth.
Twenty-third Edition, Revised and Corrected.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

INCLUDING GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Price 35. 6d., cloth.
A SHORTER ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

WITH COPIOUS AND CAREFULLY GRADUATED EXERCISES.

Sixth Edition. Price 25., cloth. OUTLINES OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

FOR JUNIOR CLASSES.

Seventh Thousand. Price 8d., cloth. FIRST NOTIONS OF GRAMMAR,

FOR YOUNG LEARNERS.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR

PRACTICE.

By C. P. MASON, B.A.,
FELLOW OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON.

BIBLIOTHECA
• JUN 1879.)
PODL ELANLEY

LONDON :
BELL & SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1879.

LONDON : PARDON AND SON, PRINTERS,

FATERNOSTER ROW.

PREFACE.

The present work is a reprint in a separate form of the Exercises appended to my recently published “Shorter English Grammar.' The references to the paragraphs of that work have of course been struck out, and the exercises themselves are so arranged that they may be used with any good text-book of English Grammar, and there are some good works of that kind which have either a scanty apparatus of exercises or none at all. Every effort has been made to render these exercises as serviceable as possible to those who wish to guide their pupils to a real understanding of the structure of English sentences. The learner is taken by easy stages from the simplest English work to the most difficult constructions in the language. Beginning with the simplest elements of a sentence, he learns step by step the functions of the various Parts of Speech, and of their forms and combinations, and acquires by degrees the power of analysing and parsing the most complicated constructions.

In the use of these exercises I strenuously urge upon teachers patient and unflinching compliance with the directions given for guiding the pupil to a thorough understanding of the functions of words and forms. Nothing is more useless and even hurtful than to furnish a learner with any kind of mechanical directions to enable him to tell the Parts of Speech. If he cannot tell that a word is a verb, an adverb or a preposition by recognizing its meaning and function in the sentence, of what possible use can it be for him to give it a name by the application of some empirical

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