An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the Language, Illustrated by Appropriate Exercises, and a Key to the Exercises, Volume 1

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T. Wilson, 1808 - English language
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Lindley Murray's English Grammar, volume 1, steps the student logically through the rules of grammar. It is informative and readable, but not simple or simplistic. Unfortunately, the book does not contain a table of Contents.

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