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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

Seventh Thousand, Price 8d., Cloth.

FIRST NOTIONS OF GRAMMAR,

FOR YOUNG LEARNERS.

Fifth Edition, Price Is. 6d., Cloth. OUTLINES OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

FOR THE USE OF JUNIOR CLASSES.

Twenty-third Edition, Price 35. 6d., Cloth.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

INCLUDING THE PRINCIPLES OF GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS.

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

1879.

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PRE FACE.

This Shorter Grammar has been published in accordance with the urgent representations of several by whom my 'English Grammar' has been largely used, to the effect that a book containing the “pith’ of the latter, with fewer minutiæ and discussions, and a more copious apparatus of exercises, would better suit the requirements of several schools, in which it was found difficult to secure sufficient time for grappling with the large amount of materials, which, by pushing condensation of expression and economy of space to their utmost limits, had been accumulated in the fuller work. This is the aim that I have steadily kept in view in preparing this ‘Shorter Grammar,' the use of which will also, I trust, be facilitated by the improved style of typography which has been adopted. I have availed myself of the opportunity to introduce a few simplifications of expression and arrangement, and one or two trifling corrections which indicate my more matured views on some subordinate points. In the main, the present work proceeds throughout upon the lines of the older grammar (the twenty-third edition of which has just been published); so that in the body of the text the numbering of the paragraphs is almost the same, the divergences being so slight, as to occasion no practical inconvenience even if the two books are used together. It will be seen that instead of relega

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