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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
380848A

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
R 1928

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COPYRIGHT, 1907, BY

W. H. MAXWELL.

ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL, LONDON.

MAXWELL'S SCHOOL GRAMMAR.

W. P. 13

PREFACE

This book is intended for those students who desire a more complete treatment of English grammar than is presented in the author's “Elementary Grammar." It contains all the material necessary either for an elementary course or a high school course; to meet the demands of students, whether they leave school at any time after the eighth year or whether they are preparing for college entrance examinations. It will be found to cover fully the requirements of the Syllabus in English issued by the New York State Department of Education.

Particular attention is invited to the scientific order of topics, to the absence of unnecessary detail in explanations, to the method of combining analysis and parsing, to the practical character of the exercises, to the systematic reviews of etymology, syntax, and analysis, and to the classification of common errors in speech. All the valuable features of my “Advanced Lessons in English Grammar” have been retained in this book.

The nomenclature of English grammar is still far from settled. I have adopted that which seems to me the simplest and most consistent, and in Appendix C have presented a table of equivalent terms employed by other grammarians.

In preparing this book I have had the assistance of Miss Emma L. Johnston, Principal of the Brooklyn Training School for Teachers, whose technical knowledge and literary taste rendered her coöperation invaluable.

W. H. M.

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