• English Language,  History,  Learn English

    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…

  • Business,  Ethics,  Learn English,  salesmanship

    The Science of Business: (English For Business) (1917) PDF book

    The Science of Business: Being the Philosophy of Successful Human Activity (1917) PDF book by Arthur Frederick Sheldon Being the philosophy of successful human activity functioning in business building or constructive salesmanship. This book in three parts is concerned with the correct word, the choice word, the effective word. Part I is a review of grammar as the art of correct speaking and writing. Examples of commonly misused words are given, discussed, and the proper use indicated. Several parts of speech are defined and their use illustrated. There is a shortlist of appropriate epithets, and a few apt phrases offered for the student’s consideration as a help to the art…

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    Everyday English writing (1919) by William Leavit Stoddard PDF book

    Everyday English writing (1919) by William Leavitt Stoddard PDF book Writing is a trade in which everybody, to some extent at least, should have a certain amount of skill. The professional writer, the man who makes his living by writing, must be highly skilled in this trade, and years of study and experience are necessary to perfection.  But just as everybody has to know how to talk, so everybody must know how to write: not how to write poems, plays, fiction, learned books and essays, but how to write such straightforward, everyday English as is required in a letter, a report, a simple description, or a newspaper article. This book…

  • Learn English,  Self-Help,  Speech,  Teach yourself

    Something to say and how to say it (1920) by Kleiser Grenville,

    Something to say and how to say it (1920) by Kleiser Grenville The daily practice of reading aloud from the work of a standard author is one of the best preparations for public speaking. This exercise stimulates and develops all the mental powers. It confers the advantages which come from fitting words to the lips and gives an excellent opportunity for practical improvement in articulation, pronunciation, and vocal expression. A well-furnished mind presupposes a discriminating choice of books and a judicious way of reading them. The purpose of reading may be for study or for entertainment, but properly it is for acquiring knowledge and culture. useful material for public speaking…

  • English Grammar,  English Literature,  Learn English,  Learn Languages,  Rhetoric,  Teach yourself

    Download Good English by Henry Seidel Canby, (1919) PDF book (Rhetoric)

     Good English by Henry Seidel Canby, (1919) PDF book (Rhetoric) Although there has been a deluge of writing upon good English, the theory of composition in our language has been little changed since the days of those good old rhetorics of the later nineteenth century that every textbook maker mentions by way of honorable reference in his preface. But the practice of teaching written and oral English has altered, and is altering, with startling rapidity; and this is the sufficient excuse for another book in the field of elementary instruction. Rhetoric in the ‘nineties was discipline plus instruction; rhetoric today is instruction plus stimulation. We are thinking less of rules…

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    How to prepare essays, lectures, articles, books, speeches and letters, with hints on writing for the press

    How to prepare essays, lectures, articles, books, speeches, and letters, with hints on writing for the press (1905)  Eustace Hamilton Miles ExcerptManu who themselves can easily write excellent Articles or make excellent Speeches, by the light of nature, will utterly fail to teach beginners the art of Writing or Speaking. Indeed, some of the very greatest Essayists have made quite ridiculous attempts to explain how ‘ Style’ can be acquired, or even what it really is. An illustration from elsewhere may show the true reason for this failure. A player of Billiards sees Roberts making one of his large breaks, or a player of Lawn Tennis sees Doherty make a…

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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…