A New System of English Grammar, Progressively Arranged : Concisely Embodying the Principles of Analysis and Synthesis (Classic Reprint)

W S Barton

Excerpt from A New System of English Grammar, Progressively Arranged: Concisely Embodying the Principles of Analysis and Synthesis I am satisfied, from experience, that a practical knowledge of English Grammar may be obtained in a much shorter period than is usually devoted to it. And this, I conceive, is to be accomplished not so much by changing the ground-work of the old system, as termed by modern grammarians, as presenting it in a clear and intelligible manner. With this view I have arranged a system on a new plan. As there are so many works of this kind before the public, the natural inquiry will be, In what respect does it differ from those already in use? Its peculiarities, in the main, are as follows: 1. In the arrangement and distribution of the general topics it is strictly practical and progressive. 2. Many technicalities, perplexing to the mind of the pupil without aiding his advancement, are omitted. 3. The arrangement of the Tenses has been much simplified. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.