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English Grammar

English Grammar

Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners

by Lindley Murray
Paperback
Publication Date: 02/01/2014
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American-born lawyer and author Lindley Murray (1745-1826) was hailed by his admirers as the 'father of English grammar'. First published in 1795 and reissued here in its 1830 forty-fourth edition, English Grammar became the definitive textbook on the subject in the early nineteenth century. Murray divides the work into four sections: orthography, etymology, syntax and prosody. Treating his subject methodically, he reasons that sound instruction in grammar should begin with the form and sound of letters, continue to the different types of words, include guidelines on the construction of sentences, and provide advice on correct pronunciation. Accordingly, the book commences with the alphabet before moving on to more complex subjects, from verb conjugation through to versification. An appendix gives advice on writing more effectively. The work's huge success, in Britain and the United States, as well as in translation, testifies to its rigorous and unpretentious approach.
ISBN:
9781108067966
9781108067966
Category:
linguistics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02-01-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
354
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x20mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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