A High School Spelling Book

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American Book Company, 1915 - Spellers - 112 pages
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Page 107 - In each partis presented a series of themes covering these subjects, the purpose being to give the pupil inspiration, and that confidence in himself which comes from the frequent repetition of an act. A single new principle is introduced into each theme, and this is developed...
Page 108 - Here are presented the new facts which have recently been brought to light, and the new points of view which have been adopted. More attention is paid to recent writers. The present critical point of view concerning authors, which has been brought about by the new social spirit, is reflected. Many new and important facts concerning the Elizabethan theater and the drama of Shakespeare's time are incorporated.
Page 106 - THIS NEW DICTIONARY is based on Webster's New International Dictionary and therefore conforms to the best present usage. It presents the largest number of words and phrases ever included in a school dictionary — all those, however new, likely to be needed by any pupil. It is a reference book for the reader and a guide in the use of English, both oral and written. It fills every requirement that can be expected of a dictionary of moderate size.
Page 7 - Nouns ending in y preceded by a consonant change the y to i and add es to form the plural: as, ally, allies; lady, ladies.
Page 8 - The final letter of a word or prefix is usually retained before the same letter in the suffix or root.
Page 107 - THE fundamental aim of this volume is to enable pupils to express their thoughts freely, clearly, and forcibly. At the same time it is designed to cultivate literary appreciation, and to develop some knowledge of rhetorical theory. The work follows closely the requirements of the College Entrance Examination Board, and of fhe New York State Education Department.
Page 6 - Most words ending in silent e drop the e before a suffix beginning with a vowel; as, move, moving; change, changing ; notice, noticing; love, lovable; insure, insurance.
Page 9 - A verb ending in y preceded by a con-sonant changes the y to i before...
Page 106 - This new book gives the preference to forms of spelling now current in the United States, in cases of doubt leaning toward the simpler forms that may be coming into use. In the matter of pronunciation such alternatives are included as are in very common use, but the one that is preferred is clearly indicated. Each...
Page 5 - Words of more than one syllable, ending in one consonant, after one vowel, double the final consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel, if the accent is on the last syllable: be 'gin, beginning; but o

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