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    Phrases and names, their origins and meanings 1906 PDF book by Trench Johnson (English names)

    Download Phrases and names, their origins and meanings  1906 PDF book  by  Trench Johnson (English names) The origin of place-names is interesting in that it opens up the history of peoples and the civilizing influences if so one might term it, of conquest. London street-names, in particular, convey in one word to a person of antiquarian tastes as much meaning as ” a volume of forgotten lore.” As to phrases and expressions, the author has made a special study of the subject. A great many Americanisms have been included, but as the number is daily increasing it would require a -monthly publication of such home-made phrases to keep fully abreast…

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    Complete English grammar for common and high schools Eli J Hoenshel (1907) PDF book

    Complete English grammar for common and high schools Eli J Hoenshel This text-book of grammar has been thoroughly revised and entirely reset in new types. It forms a complete book, containing in one volume the work usually found in books on language lessons and English grammar. The book is divided into four parts, each of which is a course by itself. The first three parts treat the same subjects, but each gives a more comprehensive treatment than the preceding. The work of the ordinary school is completed in Part Three. Part Four deals only with the most difficult topics and those about which authors do not agree. The author has…

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    Punctuation; its principles and practice (1905) by T. F by Husband Free PDF book

    Punctuation; its principles and practice (1905) by T. F by Husband Free PDF book:  your free guide for Punctuation. It is difficult for us who live under modern conditions to realize the feelings and aims of the man who first tried to express himself in a form more permanent and far-reaching than speech, but of one thing we may feel tolerably certain. His effort presupposes a degree of self-consciousness and power of constructing conditions other than those immediately present which markedly separate him from his predecessors. At the same time, however, his powers of abstraction were but weakly alive: he was still unable adequately to put himself in the position of…

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    The century handbook of writing (1922) by Garland Greever (writing courses)

    The century handbook of writing by Garland Greever (writing courses) This handbook treats essential matters of grammar, diction, spelling, mechanics; and develops with thoroughness the principles of sentence structure. Larger units of composition it leaves to the texts in formal rhetoric. The book is built on a decimal plan, the material is simplified and reduced to one hundred articles. Headings of these articles are summarized on two opposite pages by a chart. Here the student can see at a glance the resources of the volume, and the instructor can find immediately the number he wishes to write in the margin of a theme. The chart and the decimal scheme together…

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    Language in action: a guide to accurate thinking, reading and writing by Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa

    Language in action: a guide to accurate thinking, reading, and writing by Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (1941) Free PDF book Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18, 1906 – February 27, 1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and politician of Japanese ancestry. A professor of English, he served as president of San Francisco State University and then as U.S. Senator from California from 1977 to 1983. What this book hopes to do is to offer a general system for clearing the mind of harmful obstructions. It is an attempt to apply certain scientific and literary principles, or, as we may call them, semantic principles, to the thinking, talking, listening, reading, and writing we…

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    McGraw-Hill handbook of English by Harry Shaw PDF book

    Download McGraw-Hill Handbook of English by Harry Shaw (1960) The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English, Second Edition, is designed to help the student build the skills he needs to express himself with clarity, ease, and appropriateness. It describes American English as it is actually used by careful speakers and writers and shows why some kinds of expression are considered more effective than others. In addition to stating the facts about language that educated people must know, this book emphasizes the importance of clear thinking as essential both to effective expression and to intelligent reading and listening. Types of faulty thinking are analyzed and exercises are provided to develop the student’s ability…

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    How to write an essay, with sample essays and subjects for essays by William Webb

    How to write an essay, with sample essays and subjects for essays by William Web (1920) How to write an essay In all Examinations, whether in England or in India, the’ Essays more and more being employed as a test of the ability of candidates to write clear, simple, and correct English. Thus we find, ” All candidates will be expected to attempt the Essay, which special importance is attached.”‘ To help the candidate to pass this test with some measure of success is the object of this book. ‘ -‘The eighty ” Sample Essays ” do not aim at either originality or high literary merit; they are meant ta…

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    Grammar in action, English Grammar PDF Book (1928) Jacob C..Tressler

    Grammar in action, English Grammar PDF Book (1928)  Jacob C. Tressler with Illustrations When the pendulum swung away from the teaching of formal grammar, there was a danger that it would pass far beyond sensible motivated teaching of functional or applied grammar to a denunciation of all grammar except usage drills. Now the pendulum is oscillating about the middle point, a mastery of the simple fundamentals of functional grammar as a foundation on which to build all English work, and will doubtless come to rest here. Of course, the boy or girl who grows up in an atmosphere of correct and elegant English — if such a fortunate one is…

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    The beginner’s English book for the use of adult students PDF book (1921)

    The beginner’s English book for the use of adult students PDF book (1921) by Mary E. Nolin The object of this book is to present in convenient form matter for teaching adult foreigners the constructions of English sentences and for teaching .them at the same time an English vocabulary of the kind required by beginners. There is no necessary logical arrangement, the chief usages of English speech are presented in the order that seems best adapted to the requirements of teaching. The matter of the book has been arranged so that each lesson shall introduce only one new feature, apart of course from new words, and at -the same time shall…