Lessons in Language, Literature, and Composition

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Macmillan, 1908 - 279 pages
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Contents

Capitals in Titles Madam
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A School Experience Making and Arranging Sentences
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Declarative Sentences
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The Captains Daughter A Story in Verse
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Interrogative Sentences
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An Exercise in Silent Reading The Old Soldier
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Imperative Sentences
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Requests or Entreaties
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Names of the Deity Capital Letters
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A Story to be Retold Sir Philip Sidney
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The Flag goes By A Patriotic Poem
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Exclamatory Sentences
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A Review of Sentences
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Hidden Gold Practice in Storytelling
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Paragraphs Indentation
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A September Garden Sentence Study
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Exercises in Description
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Storytelling Five in One
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The Study of a Picture Description
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Wheat Practice in Thoughtgetting
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A Story to be Written
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Octobers Bright Blue Weather Word Pictures in Verse
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A Word Picture in Prose
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LESSON PAGE 33 How to Use the Dictionary
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Exercise in Silent Reading The Sphinx
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Home Preparations for Winter Sentence Grouping
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Birds Paragraph Writing
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Study of a Picture The End of Day
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The Tree Mental Picturing
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Fur Bearers Paragraph Writing
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Childs Play Explaining Things
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Composition Subjects or Titles
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Humble Helpers Exercises in Composition
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Pumpkins Observation and Conversation
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Winter Paragraph and Sentence Study
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Little Lessons in History
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A Picture Lesson Attacked by Wolves
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A Story Suggested by a Picture
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Home Sweet Home A Song
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Contractions An Exercise in Observation
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Bits of Local Lore Conversation and Composition
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Picture Study and Composition The Meeting
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A Story to be Retold
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Practice in Using Quotation Marks
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Quotations at Beginning of Sentences
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The Important Corporal A Character Study
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A Use of the Comma
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The Monkey and the Cats Reproduction
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Practice Punctuation of Quotations
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Lullaby for Titania For Memorizing
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Groups of Words as Subjects
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The Parts of a Sentence
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The Predicate of a Sentence
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The Position of Subject and Predicate
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Order in Sentences
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Simple Sentences
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History and Composition
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Review
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Robert of Lincoln A Life History in Verse
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A Study of the Poem Conversation
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Writing Stories from Outlines
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Exercises in Explaining
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The Book I like Best
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Completing a Story
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A Thinking Match
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An Exercise in Thinking
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The Arrow and the Song For Memorizing 90 Summary PAGE 77 78 79 80 81 82 82
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The Parts of a Letter 95 The Heading 96 The Salutation 97 The Body 98 The Conclusion 99 The Superscription
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Exercises in Letterwriting
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Business Letters Diagram showing Parts
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Forms of Business Letters
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Applications for Positions
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Practice in Letterwriting
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Social Notes
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Formal Notes
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Exercises in writing Notes and Letters
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Telegrams
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Discussion and Composition Sending Messages
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The Sower Conversation about a Great Picture
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The Throstle Study of Poetry
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Word Work in Sentences The Parts of Speech
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Nouns
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Practice Dandelions
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Common and Proper Nouns
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Surnames and Given Names
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Reading and Mental Picturing Barbarossa 118 Legends and Other Tales Conversation 119 Composition
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Making an Outline
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Writing from Outlines
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Synonyms and Antonyms
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The Defense of Thermopylae Narration
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Order in Storytelling
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Study of a Plan
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Verses to be Memorized
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A Beautiful Word Picture From Sir Launfai
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A Reading Exercise How Arthur became King
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Study of the Story
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Review
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How Nouns show Possession
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Irregular Possessive Forms
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Review
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A Reading Exercise Little Sunrise
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A Study of Synonyms
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Pronouns
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Practice in the Use of Pronouns
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A Quotation within a Quotation
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Personal Pronouns
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How to Use Personal Pronouns
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The Proper Order of Pronouns
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Picture Study and Composition Visiting
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Modifiers Explained and Defined
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Simple Subject and Simple Predicate
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Adjectives
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Other Adjectives
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Uses of the Hyphen The Cornfield
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Word Building Prefixes and Suffixes
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A Study of Some Prefixes
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Word Pictures in Poetry and Prose
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The Study of a Picture Landscape with Mill Mili
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Lesson in Synonyms
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Two Famous Explorers A Review
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Verbs and What they Do 129 A Useful Verb 130 The Verbphrase 131 Complements
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Waves after a Storm Degrees of Quality
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The Gentlemanly Horse Comparison of Adjectives PAGE 160 161 162 163 163 164 165 168 169 169 172
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Adverbs modifying Verbs
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A Swiss Legend How to Tell a Story
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Words in a Series The Comma
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Biography Order of Details
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An Exercise in Storytelling
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Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers
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Variety of Expression
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Narcissa Description of a Person
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Conjunctions and Verbs
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A Debate
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Applying what you know A Review
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Wordbuilding Use of Suffixes
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La Salle The Parts of Speech
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Review
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Clauses Explained and Defined
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Exercises in Paragraph Writing
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Explaining Things
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