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OUTLINE OF

ENGLISH GRAMMAR

IN FIVE PARTS

I.-NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, PRONOUNS, ADVERBS, PRE

POSITIONS, AND CONJUNCTIONS II.-VERBS AND THEIR INFLECTIONS III.-PARSING AND SYNTAX IV.-ANALYSIS AND CONVERSION OF SENTENCES :

SEQUENCE OF TENSES V.-ANALYSIS AND DERIVATION OF WORDS: SOUNDS

AND SPELLINGS.

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PART I.-NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, PRONOUNS, ADVERBS,

PREPOSITIONS, AND CONJUNCTIONS.

CHAPTER 1. How to tell the Parts of Speech ; 2. Forms and Kinds

; of Nouns—(1) Number, (2) Gender, (3) Case, (4) Kinds of Nouns ; 3. Forms and Kinds of Adjectives—(1) Kinds of Adjectives, (2) Comparison of Adjectives ; 4. Forms and Kinds of Pronouns—(1) Personal Pronouns, (2) Demonstrative Pronouns, (3) Relative or Conjunctive Pronouns, (4) Interrogative Pronouns; 5. Forms and Kinds of Adverbs— (1) Kinds of Adverbs, (2) Comparison of Adverbs, (3) Forms of Adverbs; 6. Preposition ; 7. Conjunctions. Exercises 1-8.

PART II.-VERBS AND THEIR INFLECTIONS.

CHAPTER 8. The Kinds of Verbs ; 9. Parts of a Finite Verb ; 10.

; Parts of a Verb not Finite ; 11. Strong and Weak Verbs ; 12. Auxiliary Verbs ; 13. Defective and Impersonal verbs. Exercises 9-14.

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PART III.-PARSING AND SYNTAX.

CHAPTER 14. The Parsing of Nouns ; 15. The Parsing of Pronouns ; 16. Cases of Nouns and Pronouns ; 17. Verb and Object; 18. The Parsing of Adjectives ; 19. Finite Verb and subject; 20. The Parsing of Infinitives ; 21. The Parsing of Participles ; 22. The Parsing of Gerunds and Verbal Nouns ; 23. The Parsing of Adverbs, Prepositions, and Conjunctions. Oxford and Cambridge Preliminary Examinations, 1896-1899. Central Ish Boar nior Certificate Examinations, 1898, 1899. Preceptors' Third - Class Examinations, 1897, 1898. Exercises 15-24.

PART IV.-ANALYSIS AND CONVERSION OF SENTENCES :

SEQUENCE OF TENSES.

CHAPTER 24. Sentences Simple, Compound, and Complex ; 25. The Method of Analysis ; 26. Compound Sentences ; 27. Complex and Mixed Sentences ; 28. Conversion of Sentences—(1) From Simple to Compound, (2) From Compound to Simple, (3) From Simple to Complex, (4) From Complex to Simple, (5) From Compound to Complex, (6) From Complex to Compound ; 29. Sequence of Tenses : Direct and Indirect Speech. Exercises 25-39.

SOUNDS AND SPELLINGS.

CHAPTER 30. Compound Words; 31. Derivatives—(1) Suffixes : Teu. tonic, Romanic, Greek, (2) Prefixes : Teutonic, Romanic, Greek ; 32. Sounds, Symbols, and Spellings — (1) Letters, Accents, Syllables, (2) Vowels : Sounds, Symbols, and Spellings, (3) Consonants : Sounds; Symbols, and Spellings ; 33. Peculiar Plurals : Origin and Uses ; 34. Gender of Nouns : Origin and History; 35. Origin and Use of Certain Endings ; 36. Origin and History of Certain Words. Exercises 40-42 (selected from Oxford, Cambridge, and College of Preceptors).

PRESS OPINIONS.

BOOKSELLER.--"The author's previous works on English Grammar have gained the favourable opinion of English teachers, and the short outline of the subject here provided, which naturally proceeds along the same lines, is equally deserving of commendation. The book is particularly designed for pupils in secondary schools, who will find it excellently adapted to meet their special needs.'

HBAD TBACHER.-“We have seen many more pretentious volumes than this which are much less complete, and far less clear ... There is no doubt that a thorough mastery of the twenty pages on parsing and syntax would give the student a more comprehensive grasp of this section of the science of words than is ordinarily possessed. The other chapters are equally good.”

SCHOOLMASTER-“We have examined this book with some care and can speak well of it. A pupil who has intelligently worked through the five parts of the book will have made very considerable progress in this study. Mr. Nesfield is evidently master of his subject."

EDUCATIONAL NEWS.—" Any new grammar by Mr. Nesfield is welcome. His text-books are 'boons and blessings' to teachers. The present work is an outline of English grammar in five parts, and deals with the parts of speech, parsing, syntax, analysis, sequence of tenses, and derivation of words. It has copious and graded exercises throughout. Although ostensibly an outline, it contains matter sufficient for the requirements of scholars entering for the Leaving Certificate and for Pupil Teachers. It is easily the best work of its kind, and we give it our heartiest recom. mendation."

GIRLS AND INFANTS' MISTRESS.-"The work promises to do for the pupil in the ordinary school what the author's larger treatise has done for the student in higher schools and colleges, and that is saying as much as can be said for any educa. tional treatise. Its treatment is on the same scientific lines; its discipline is, therefore, of the same order. Most educationists regret the intellectually-useless simplification attempted of recent years in the subject of our mother tongue. Whatever may have been its result, it cannot be said to have endowed the pupil with power. Here the agent is restored to its proper function, and the process of restoraflon is effected in a style as pleasant and satisfactory as can ever hope to be attainod."

PART I.-NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, PRONOUNS, ADVERBS,

PREPOSITIONS, AND CONJUNCTIONS.

CHAPTER 1. How to tell the Parts of Speech ; 2. Forms and Kinds of Nouns—(1) Number, (2) Gender, (3) Case, (4) Kinds of Nouns ; 3. Forms and Kinds of Adjectives—(1) Kinds of Adjectives, (2) Comparison of Adjectives ; 4. Forms and Kinds of Pronouns—(1) Personal Pronouns, (2) Demonstrative Pronouns, (3) Relative or Conjunctive Pronouns, (4) Interrogative Pronouns; 5. Forms and Kinds of Adverbs— (1) Kinds of Adverbs, (2) Comparison of Adverbs, (3) Forms of Adverbs; 6. Preposition ; 7. Conjunctions. Exercises 1-8.

PART II.-VERBS AND THEIR INFLECTIONS.

CHAPTER 8. The Kinds of Verbs ; 9. Parts of a Finite Verb ; 10. Parts of a Verb not Finite ; 11. Strong and Weak Verbs ; 12. Auxiliary Verbs ; 13. Defective and Impersonal verbs. Exercises 9-14.

PART III.-PARSING AND SYNTAX.

CHAPTER 14. The Parsing of Nouns ; 15. The Parsing of Pronouns ; 16. Cases of Nouns and Pronouns ; 17. Verb and Object; 18. The Parsing of Adjectives ; 19. Finite Verb and subject; 20. The Parsing of Infinitives ; 21. The Parsing of Participles ; 22. The Parsing of Gerunds and Verbal Nouns ; 23. The Parsing of Adverbs, Prepositions, and Conjunctions. Oxford and Cambridge Preliminary Examinations, 1896-1899. Central Welsh Board Junior Certificate Examinations, 1898, 1899. Preceptors' Third - Class Examinations, 1897, 1898. Exercises 15-24.

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PART IV.--ANALYSIS AND CONVERSION OF SENTENCES :

SEQUENCE OF TENSES.

CHAPTER 24. Sentences Simple, Compound, and Complex ; 25. The Method of Analysis ; 26. Compound Sentences ; 27. Complex and Mixed Sentences ; 28. Conversion of Sentences—(1) From Simple to Compound, (2) From Compound to Simple, (3) From Simple to Complex, From Complex to Simple, (5) From Compound to Complex, (6) From Complex to Compound ; 29. Sequence of Tenses : Direct and Indirect Speech. Exercises 25-39.

SOUNDS AND SPELLINGS.

CHAPTER 30. Compound Words; 31. Derivatives—(1) Suffixes : Teu. tonic, Romanic, Greek, (2) Prefixes : Teutonic, Romanic, Greek ; 32. Sounds, Symbols, and Spellings — (i) Letters, Accents, Syllables; (2) Vowels : Sounds, Symbols, and Spellings, (3) Consonants : Sounds; Symbols, and Spellings ; 33. Peculiar Plurals : Origin and Uses ; 34. Gender of Nouns : Origin and History; 35. Origin and Use of Certain Endings; 36. Origin and History of Certaiu Words. Exercises 40-42 (selected from Oxford, Cambridge, and College of Preceptors).

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PRESS OPINIONS.

BOOKSELLER.—"The author's previous works on English Grammar have gained the favourable opinion of English teachers, and the short outline of the subject here provided, which naturally proceeds along the same lines, is equally deserving of commendation. The book is particularly designed for pupils in secondary schools, who will find it excellently adapted to meet their special needs.'

HEAD TEACHER.-—We have seen many more pretentious volumes than this which are much less complete, and far less clear . . . There is no doubt that a thorough mastery of the twenty pages on parsing and syntax would give the student a more comprehensive grasp of this section of the science of words than is ordinarily possessed. The other chapters are equally good."

SCHOOLMASTER-“We have examined this book with some care and can speak well of it. A pupil who has intelligently worked through the five parts of the book will have made very considerable progress in this study. Mr. Nesfield is evidently master of his subject."

EDUCATIONAL NEWS.—" Any new grammar by Mr. Nesfield is welcome. His text-books are 'boons and blessings' to teachers. The present work is an outline of English grammar in five parts, and deals with the parts of speech, parsing, syntax, analysis, sequence of tenses, and derivation of words. It has copious and graded exercises throughout. Although ostensibly an outline, it contains matter suficient for the requirements of scholars entering for the Leaving Certificate and for Pupil Teachers. It is easily the best work of its kind, and we give it our heartiest recom. mendation."

GIRLS AND INFANTS MISTRESS.-" The work promises to do for the pupil in the ordinary school what the author's larger treatise has done for the student in higher schools and colleges, and that is saying as much as can be said for any educa. tional treatise. Its treatment is on the same scientific lines; its discipline is, therefore, of the same order. Most educationists regret the intellectually-useless simplification attempted of recent years in the subject of our mother tongue. Whatover may have been its result, it cannot be said to have endowed the pupil with power. Here the agent is restored to its proper function, and the process of restoration is effected in a style as pleasant and satisfactory as can ever hope to be attained."

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