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AN ELEMENTARY

ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

BY

R. G. LATHAM, M.D., F.R.S.,

LATE FELLOW OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
LATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON.

EIGHTEENTH THOUSAND, REVISED AND ENLARGED.

LONDON:

WALTON AND MABERLY,

BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS TO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE,

UPPER GOWER STREET, AND IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1860

302.c.65.

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PREFACE.

The chief additions and alterations in the body of the present Edition are as follows:

1. The Historical Introduction is considerably enlarged. Besides which, certain statements concerning the details of the Angle invasions are modified.

2. The preliminaries in the way of Logic have been enlarged.

3. The notice of the Pronoun precedes that of the Noun: the Declension of the Pronoun, with its difference of Number and Gender, being the more important.

4. The Syntax is divided into two parts; one giving the construction of simple, the other giving that of complex, propositions. This places the consideration of the Relative Pronoun in the same division with that of the Conjunction; with which it is most naturally and most closely connected.

In the way of an Appendix, or Supplement, there is a short chapter on Parsing and the Analysis of Sentences; also one on Punctuation ; followed by Exercises and Questions.

January 30, 1860.

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