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ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

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OUTLINES OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR. This work is intended to replace the Author's “First Steps in English Grammar;" but copies of the latter, in its original form, may still be obtained from the Publishers, Messrs. BELL & Sons.

Price 8d. cloth.

FIRST NOTIONS OF GRAMMAR

FOR YOUNG LEARNERS.

Second Edition, Price 2s. 6d. cloth.

THE FIRST TWO BOOKS OF EUCLID

EXPLAINED TO BEGINNERS.

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

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LONDON:

PARDON AND SON, PRINTERS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

PREFACE.

The last edition of my “English Grammar” was the result of a very careful revision, based on a more thorough study of the earlier forms and idioms of our language, and guided by the light thrown upon these by the best modern authorities. For the greater portion of the fresh matter introduced I was indebted to the splendid works of Mätzner and Koch, the latter of whom has traced the development of English with such care and fulness that later systematic grammars contain little of consequence on this subject beyond what is already to be found in his pages. I have made special reference to his work from time to time by way of reminding the reader of the source of the information given. The few instances in which I have been beholden to Dr. Morris's “Historical Outlines of English Accidence” for materials not already contained in Koch's grammar have been scrupulously noticed. In the preface to former editions I have already referred to Dr. Abbott's “Shakspearian Grammar” and Dr. E. Adams's scholarly work on the English language. In the present edition the section on composition and derivation has been re-arranged, with some additions and corrections, for most of which I am indebted to Koch's elaborate investigations.

The study of English has made rapid advances of late years, and no grammar, intended for pupils in the upper classes of schools that make any pretensions to teaching of a high character, can be deemed satisfactory, which does not go far beyond the mere statement of the current forms and idioms of our language. My aim in this work has been to write a manage

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