The School Review Volume 22

The School Review Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...text is given in the noteS, together with references to the grammatical sections in the book and also to the standard grammars. I believe it is absolutely wrong, in the interest of the ultimate salvation of the pupil, to include an abbreviated grammar with the text. But that is a general question into which I shall not enter at present I might add that the grammatical sections are boiled down to a minimum, blft admirably done, and if I believed in the principle at all I should laud this highly. The other feature of the book that is specially noticeable is the inclusion _0i exercises in prose composition. These are excellently worked out, and give satisfaction to those who have been disturbed by the trend of coml5'ti11 books of recent years. Each exercise is intended to illustrate some principle of syntax, and is preceded by grammatical references on each division of the topic. The lessons are divided into two parts, the first containing isolated sentences, and the second made up of a continuous passage. The syntax and vocabulary of both are based on chapters of the text. It is syntax, systematized syntax, and that alone that the pupil needs, and a thorough knowledge of syntax is what every college teacher desires. The recent method of continuous prose and haphazard treatment of syntax by way of composition has proved a lamentable failure. An outstanding feature of the book is the large number of illustrations; there are about one hundred of them, scattered everywhere through introduction, text, and notes. They are well chosen, and cannot fail to prove both entertaining and instructive to the user. It seems a pity that an old picture of the Forum was inserted, labeled "as it is today." Exception might be taken to one or two...show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804252
  • 9781236804259