ESSENTIALS OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR





In order to speak and write the English language correctly, it is

imperative that the fundamental principles of the Grammar be mastered,

for no matter how much we may read of the best authors, no matter how

much we may associate with and imitate the best speakers, if we do not

know the underlying principles of the correct formation of sentences and

the relation of words to one another, we will be to a great extent like

the parrot, that merely repeats what it hears without understanding the

import of what is said. Of course the parrot, being a creature without

reason, cannot comprehend; it can simply repeat what is said to it, and

as it utters phrases and sentences of profanity with as much facility as

those of virtue, so by like analogy, when we do not understand the

grammar of the language, we may be making egregious blunders while

thinking we are speaking with the utmost accuracy.





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