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THE DIFFICULTIES

OF

ENGLISH

GRAMMAR AND ANALYSIS

SIMPLIFIED;

With a Brief Sketch of the History of the Language.

By W. J. DICKINSON,

FORMERLY NORMAL MASTER AND LECTURER ON GRAMMAR AND ANALYSIS AT THE BATTERSEA
TRAINING COLLEGE, AND AUTHOR OF "How to TEACH GRAMMAR AND ANALYSIS"

AND "A SERIES OF PRACTICAL GRAMMARS."

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. . PRE FACE.

In the present work an attempt has been made to bring within a small compass, and to explain, some of the difficulties of our language, in order that young students may be relieved of the necessity of consulting text-book after text-book on Grammar, before they meet with that information which enables them to clear up some point which they have not fully understood. Many of the difficulties in question are presented in the Examination Questions, which will be found at the end of the book. These questions have been selected from the Pupilteachers, Queen's Scholarship, Certificate, College of Preceptors (diploma), Oxford and Cambridge (senior), and the London Matriculation Examination Papers. The arrangement of the work coincides with the arrangement of the questions, which are, in reality, answered seriatim in the text. A brief sketch of the History of the Language is appended.

The book is designed specially for the use of pupilteachers and students preparing for the Government Certificate Examination.

Much valuable information and many hints have been obtained from the “ Historical Outlines of English Accidence,” by Dr. Morris; the “ Elements of the English Language,” by Dr. Adams; and the" English Grammar," by C. P. Mason, Esq.; to which the Author is greatly indebted.

W. J. D.

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