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GEORGE J. SMITH, M.A., Ph.D.
Member of the Board of Examiners, Department of Education,

New York City

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In the preparation of this book the constant aim has been to make the language clear and simple; to approach each point through exercises and illustrations, so that the pupil “may learn by doing"; to arrange the points so that the subject develops easily and naturally, and to conceive and state grammatical principles in a sound and scholarly manner.

It is technical grammar, intended to be used in the last two years of the grammar school, and thoroughly fitting pupils to take up their high school work in the classics.

No other grammar contains such a wealth of exercises for practice in the development of each successive step. Analysis and classification of simple sentences are introduced at the earliest period consistent with sound pedagogy. “Notes for Teachers” are appended, and are often referred to in the text.

Miss Metta L. Persons, Teacher of safe even in the hands of a poor Methods, State Normal School, New teacher." Paltz, N.Y.:—“I am glad to note its Webster Cook, Principal E. S. High many commendatory points as an Ele- School, Saginaw, Mich.: “I am famentary Grammar. The treatment of miliar, I think, with all the school subjects is simple, full, and on the whole grammars of English published in this consistent. Terms and definitions are country, and with most of those publed up to by clear, inductive presenta- lished in England, and I do not know tion - a method which will lead chil- of any that is worthy of consideration dren to form clear, correct concepts. when compared with this book. Both Illustrative material is rich in quantity in scientific value and in adaptation and variety. Even models for parsing to school work it is superior, and it and analysis recommend themselves would mean a decided step forward in for clearness and completeness. In a English Grammar teaching if it could word, the book seems to be what is replace the books of the same grade claimed for it — a teaching book'. that are now in use."

LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO.

NEW YORK

By GEORGE J. SMITH, M.A., Ph.D. Member of the Board of Examiners, Department of Education,

New York City.

225 pages

40 cents A preparatory book for Longmans' English Grammar. It covers the entire work in English from the 4th to the 7th grades, and offers an attractive and refreshing method of solving the problem of English instruction in the elementary school. The author has combined, from the beginning, the work of composition with a progressive study of the sentence.

Practical Exercises in Sentence Work, On the side of sentence work, the plunge is made at once into practical exercises, comprehensible for young children, in the art of making good sentences. The book affords an unusual amount and variety of sentence building. Various ways of combining short sentences are studied, the fundamental conception of the sentence as a unit is insisted upon, in due time clauses and phrases and participles come into view, and the various sentence modifications necessary to the command of clearness and effectiveness lead up to the close of the book. Incidental to all this, there is carried on a continual study of certain essentials of correctness in the use of language, such as proper use of the parts of verbs and of singulars and plurals, choice of prepositions, marks of punctuation, possessives, synonyms, etc.

Concerning Composition. On the composition side narrative is first introduced, then description and exposition. Various useful and usual types of these forms are taken up in a natural order. The use and proper construction of paragraphs is studied as soon as practicable, and eventually some notion of the careful planning of entire composition is reached.

It is important to note that only those matters of grammar are introduced which are most inseparably related to the correct or the intelligent use of language. . The aim is not to teach the student a science, but the command of an art. Composition is synthetic, creative, expressive, flowing. Grammar is an analytic study. In this work, therefore, the author has kept down to a minimum the number of technical terms employed.

The habitual solving in his early training of such practical prob. lems as perpetually occur in this book should prepare the pupil to meet with facility and zest his future work in the study of formal grammar and rhetoric.

LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO.,

NEW YORK

By GEORGIA ALEXANDER,
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