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" In the preface to this volume, the author declares that " the principal design of a Grammar of any language is to teach us to express ourselves with propriety in that language, and to enable us to judge of every phrase and form of construction, whether... "
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A Short Introduction to English Grammar: With Critical Notes

Robert Lowth - English language - 1763 - 196 pages
...with propriety ia that Language, ^ and to enable us to judge of every phrafe and form of conjlruction, whether it be right or not. The plain way of doing this, is to lay down rules, and to illuftrate them fy examples. But befi&s Jhewing what it right, the matter may be further explained...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 27

Books - 1763
...ourfelves with propriety in that language, and to be able to judge of every phrdfe and form of conduction, whether it be right or not. The plain way of doing this, is to lay down rules, and to illuftratc them by examples. But befidcs (hewing what is right, the matter may be farther explained...
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A Short Introduction to English Grammar: With Critical Notes

Robert Lowth - English language - 1791 - 156 pages
...with pro* friety in that Language; and to enable us to judge of every pbrafe and form of conflruflion, whether it be right or not. The plain way of doing this is, to lay down rules, and to illujlrate them by examples, But, bejide jhcwing what is right, the matter may be further explained...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1812
...The principal design of a grammar of any language is to teach us to express ourselves with propriety in that language ; and to enable us to judge of every...form of construction, whether it be right or not. Beside this principal design of grammar in our own language, there is a secondary use to which it may...
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The Cyclopędia of Education: A Dictionary of Information for the Use of ...

Henry Kiddle, Alexander Jacob Schem - Education - 1876 - 868 pages
...a grammar of any language," sajs Bishop Lowth, " is to teach us to express ourselves with propriety in that language ; and to enable us to judge of every...form of construction, whether it be right or not." Tho* who teach grammar, as well as those who compile grammatical text-books, should constantly keep...
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The Cyclopędia of Education: a Dictionary of Information for the Use of ...

Henry Kiddle, Alexander Jacob Schem - Education - 1883 - 868 pages
...a grammar of any language," says Bishop Lowth. "is to teach us to express ourselves with propriety in that language ; and to enable us to judge of every...form of construction, whether it be right or not." Those who teach grammar, as well as those who compile grammatical text-books, should constantly keep...
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The Teaching of English Grammar: History and Method

Florus Alonzo Barbour - English language - 1901 - 67 pages
...The principal design of a Grammar of any language is to teach us to express ourselves with propriety in that language and to enable us to judge of every...rules, and to illustrate them by examples. But besides showing what is right the matter may be further explained by pointing out what is wrong. I will not...
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Modern English: Its Growth and Present Use

George Philip Krapp - English language - 1909 - 357 pages
...the principal design of a Grammar of any language is to toach us to express ourselves with propriety in that language, and to enable us to judge of every...rules, and to illustrate them by examples. But, besides showing 'what is right, the matter may be further explained by pointing out what is wrong." And so...
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Modern English: Its Growth and Present Use

George Philip Krapp - English language - 1909 - 357 pages
...the principal design of a Grammar of any language is to teach us to express ourselves with propriety in that language, and to enable us to judge of every...rules, and to illustrate them by examples. But, besides showing what is right, the matter may be further explained by pointing out what is wrong." And so the...
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English Grammar in American Schools Before 1850 ...

Rollo La Verne Lyman - English language - 1922 - 170 pages
...design of a Grammar of any Language is to teach us to express ourselves with propriety in that Language. The plain way of doing this is to lay down rules, and to illustrate them by examples.28 And Brown, in 1823, again shows the close adherence to the method of centuries before:...
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