Essentials of English Grammar. For the Use of Schools

William Dwight Whitney

Published by Ginn & Company, 1877
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Good+ copy, First edition, In original green cloth stamped in black, mild edge and corner wear, water stain to upper left corner of back cover, toning to endpapers, slight foxing to 3 or 4 ages, o/w text pages unmarked, clean and tight. 7 1/2" tall x 5" Third book by the esteemed professor of Sanskkrit at Yale who played an important part in bringing linguistic science into the modern era. His Life and Growth of Language (1875) was widely influential and translated into seven languages; and The Century Dictionary (1889-97), which he edited, remains a classic work of lexicography.". Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Essentials of English Grammar. For the Use ...
Publisher: Ginn & Company
Publication Date: 1877
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Ginn & Company, 1892. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1892; Boston; green cloth covered boards with black titles; heavy wear at edges and corners; Previous owner's name on front and rear end papers; interior has some marginal notes; 12mo, 6 3/4"-7 3/4" tall; 260 pages. Seller Inventory # SKU1111440

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Excerpt from Essentials of English Grammar: For the Use of Schools English grammar can in this way be made to pay back, with interest, the debt which it owes to Latin. It must be for practical use to show how far the endeavor to reach these ends is successful, in the work here put forth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9781332814206

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Excerpt from Essentials of English Grammar: For the Use of Schools English grammar can in this way be made to pay back, with interest, the debt which it owes to Latin. It must be for practical use to show how far the endeavor to reach these ends is successful, in the work here put forth. I have wished to give the main facts of the English lan guage just as they are in themselves, not importing into them any thing that belongs to other languages. With this in view, certain subjects have been treated in a somewhat new way, but one which will, I hope, commend itself to general approval by its reasonableness. The ordinary method with gender in nouns, for example, which was really an imposition upon English of a system of distino tions belonging elsewhere, has been abandoned in favor of one that is both truer and far simpler. The sharp distinction, again, of the verb-phrases or compound forms from the real verb-forms seems to me a matter of no small importance, if the study of the construction of sentences is to be made a reality. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9780282179182

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Book Description Read Books, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. PREFACE. IN preparing the present work, my intention has been to make it fulfil strictly the promise of its title. I have endeavored to put before the learner those matters which are of most essential consequence to him, those which will best serve him as preparation for further and deeper knowledge of his own language, for the study of other languages, and for that of language in general. That the leading object of the study of English grammar is to teach the correct use of English is, in my view, ail error, and one which is gradually becoming removed, giving way to the sounder opinion that grammar is the reflective study of language, for a variety of purposes, of which correctness in writing is only one, and a secondary or subordinate one -by no means unimportant, but best attained when sought indirectly. It shoilld be a pervading element in the whole school and home training of the young, to make them use their own tongue with accuracy and force and, along with any special drilling directed to this grid, some of the rudimentary distinctions and rules of grammar are conveniently taught but that is not the study of grammar, and it will not bear the intrusion of much formal grammar without being spoiled for its own ends. It is constant use and practice, under never-failing watch and correction, that makes good writers and speakers the application of direct authority is the most efficient corrective. Grammar has its part to contribute, but rather in the higher than in the lower stages of the work. One must be a somewhat reflective user of language to amend even here and there a point by grammatical reasons and no one ever changed from a bad speaker to a good one by applying the rules of grammar to what he said. To teach English grammar to an Euglish speaker is, as it seems to me, to take advantage of the fact that the pupil knows the facts of the language, in order to turn his atten- tion to the underlying principles and relations, to the philosophy of language as illustrated in his own use of it, in a more effective manner than is otherwise possible. Foreign languages are generally acquired in an artificial way, the facts coming ticketed with certain granlmatical labels which the scholar learns as if they were part of the facts themselves and the grammar part is apt to remain long a wholly artificial system to him. Almost every one can remember the time when it first began to dawn upon his mind that the familiar terms and distinctions of grammar really meant something. But this is partly because chil- dren are and with good reason set to learning foreign languages before their reflective powers are enough developed to make such things intelligible to them. If the pupil is bright enough, his Latin grammar comes by degrees to be to him something more than a heap of dry bones 6nd then he gets the benefit, in its application by analogy to other languages, his own included, of the hard work he has done upon it. A real understanding of grammar, however, he can get sooner and more surely in con- nection with his own tongue than anywhere else, if his attention is first directed to that which most needs to be learned, unencumbered with burdensome detail, and if a clear method is followed, with abundance of illustration.English grammar can in this way be made to pay back, with interest, the debt which it owes to Latin. It must be for practical use to show how far the endeavor to reach these ends is successful, in the work here put forth. Seller Inventory # AAV9781443771610

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