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The principles of knowledge become most intelligible to young persons, when they are explained and inculcated by practical illustration and direction. This mode of teaching is attended with so many advantages, that it can scarcely be too much recommended, or pursued. Instruction, which is enlivened by pertinent examples, and in which the pupil is exercised in reducing the rules prescribed to practice, has a more striking effect on the mind, and is better adapted to fix the attention, and sharpen the understanding, than that which is divested of these aids, and confined to bare positions and precepts; in which it too frequently happens, that the learner has no further concern, than to read and repeat them. The time and care employed in practical application, give occasion to survey the subject minutely, and in different points of view; by which it becomes more known and familiar, and produces stronger and more durable impressions.

These observations are peculiarly applicable to the study of grammar, and the method of teaching it. The rules require frequent explanation; and, besides directelucidation, they admit of examples erroneously constructed, for exercising the student's sagacity and judgment. To rectify these, attention and reflection are requisite; and the knowledge of the rule necessarily results from the study and correction of the sentence.

But these are not all the advantages which arise from Grammatical Exercises. By discovering their own abilities to detect and amend errors, and their consequent improvement, the scholars become pleased with their studies, and are animated to proceed, and surmount the obstacles which ocprogress.

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ADAPTED TO

MURRAY'S ENGLISH GRAMMAR:

CONSISTING OF

Exercises in Parsing ;-Instances of False Orthography;

Violations of the Rules of Syntax;-Defects in Punctuation;

AND

Violations of the Rules respecting perspicuous and accurate Writing.

DESIGNED FOR THE BENEFIT OF

PRIVATE LEARNERS,

AS WELL AS FOR

THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

BY LINDLEY MURRAY.

THE FORTY-SECOND EDITION.

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York :
Printed by Thomas Wilson and Sons, High-Ousegate,
FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND
LONGMAN ; FOR HARVEY AND DARTON, LONDON;
AND FOR WILSON AND SONS, YORK.

1833.

Price, bound, Exercises,

2s. 6d. The Key,

..... 2s. 6d. Exercises and Key together, 48. 6d.

HARVAR UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY 50*12

The principles of knowledge become most intelligible to young persons, when they are explained and inculcated by practical illustration and direction. This mode of teaching is attended with so many advantages, that it can scarcely be too much recommended, or pursued. Instruction, which is enlivened by pertinent examples, and in which the pupil is exercised in reducing the rules prescribed to practice, has a more striking effect on the mind, and is better adapted to fix the attention, and sharpen the understanding, than that which is divested of these aids, and confined to bare positions and precepts; in which it too frequently happens, that the learner has no further concern, than to read and repeat them. The time and care employed in practical application, give occasion to survey the subject minutely, and in different points of view; by which it becomes more known and fansiliar, and produces stronger and more durable impressions.

These observations are peculiarly applicable to the study of grammar, and the method of teaching it. The rules require frequent explanation; and, besides direct elucidation, they admit of examples erroneously constructed, for exercising the student's sagacity and judgment. To rectify these, attention and reflection are requisite; and the knowledge of the rule necessarily results from the study and correction of the sentence.

But these are not all the advantages which arise from Grammatical Exercises. By discovering their own abilities to detect and amend errors, and their consequent improvement, the scholars become pleased with their studies, and are animated to proceed, and surmount the obstacles which occur in their progress. The instructer too is relieved and encouraged in his labours. By discerning exactly the

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