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A grammar of the English language

Author: William Cobbett
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002. ©2002
Series: Oxford language classics.
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First published in 1818 in New York and in 1819 in London, this book caused conflict at the time amongst authorities. It consists of a series of letters and six lessons, 'intended to prevent  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cobbett, William, 1763-1835.
Grammar of the English language.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Cobbett
ISBN: 0198605080 9780198605089
OCLC Number: 49204148
Notes: Originally published: 1823.
Description: xviii, 223 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Roy Hattersley --
Definition of Grammar, and of its different Branches, or Parts --
Etymology. The different Parts of Speech, or Sorts of Words --
Etymology of Articles --
Etymology of Nouns --
Etymology of Pronouns --
Etymology of Adjectives --
Etymology of Verbs --
Etymology of Adverbs --
Etymology of Prepositions --
Etymology of Conjunctions --
Cautionary remarks --
Syntax generally considered --
Syntax. The Points and Marks made use of in Writing --
Syntax, as relating to Articles --
Syntax, as relating to Nouns --
Syntax, as relating to Pronouns --
Syntax, as relating to Adjectives --
Syntax, as relating to Verbs --
Syntax, as relating to Adverbs, Prepositions, and Conjunctions --
Speciments of false Grammar, taken from the writings of Doctor Johnson, and from those of Doctor Watts --
Errors and Nonsense in a King's Speech --
On putting Sentences together, and on figurative language --
Six lessons, intended to prevent Statesmen from using false Grammar, and from writing in an awkward manner --
On the Speech of the Right Honourable Manners Sutton, Speaker of the House of Commons --
On his Majesty's Speech, at the close of the session in 1819 --
On the note of Lord Castlereagh relative to the museums at Paris --
On the dispatch of the Duke of Wellington relative to the same subject --
On a note to Lord Castlereagh relative to the French Slave Trade --
On dispatches of the Marquis Wellesley relative to the State of Ireland in 1822.
Series Title: Oxford language classics.
Responsibility: William Cobbett ; with an introduction by Lord Hattersley.
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