English Spoken and Written: Lessons in language, literature, and composition

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Contents

Proper Forms in Writing Capital Letters
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Written Exercises The Wind
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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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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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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 Pod
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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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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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An Exercise in Planning and Writing
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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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A Lesson in Good Form Contractions
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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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The Parts of a Sentence
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The Predicate of a Sentence
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LESSON PAGE 73 Groups of Words as Subjects
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Groups of Words as Predicates
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Separating the Subject and Predicate
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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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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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Completing a Story
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An Exercise in Thinking
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The Arrow and the Song For Memorizing
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Use of Letterwriting
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A Letter Phillips Brooks to his Niece
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Letterwriting
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The Parts of a Letter
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The Heading
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The Salutation
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The Body
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The Conclusion
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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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Reading and Mental Picturing Barbarossa
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Legends and Other Tales Conversation
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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 ThermopylŠ 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 Launfal
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Verbs and What they
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A Useful Verb
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The Verbphrase
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Completing a Story An Interrupted Journey
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Two Troublesome Verbs
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Word Study Careful Thinking 142 The Ant and the Grasshopper Punctuation
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Adding to the Story
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Study of Troublesome Forms 145 Avoiding Mistakes Shall or Will
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Rain An Exercise in Explanation
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LESSON PAGE 148 Prose and Poetry How they Differ
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The Cloud Interpreting Poetry
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Exercises in Description
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Personification
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Singular Nouns and Plural Nouns
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How Plural Nouns are Formed
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When to Use Certain Words
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A Picture Study King Arthur
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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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Paragraph Writing The Topic Sentence
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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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How to Use Personal Pronouns
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The Proper Order of Pronouns 172 Picture Study and Composition Visiting Day
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Irregular Comparison
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Simple Subject and Simple Predicate
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Adjectives
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Adverbs modifying Verbs
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Other Adjectives
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Uses of the Hyphen The Cornfield
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A Swiss Legend How to Tell a Story
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Word Building Prefixes and Suffixes
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Oral Review
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Words in a Series The Comma
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A Study of Some Prefixes 196 179 A Study of Some Prefixes 180 Word Pictures in Poetry and Prose
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The Study of a Picture Landscape with Mill
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Lesson in Synonyms
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Two Famous Explorers A Review
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Helping the Shoemaker Mental Picturing
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What my old Shoe Told An Exercise in Storytelling
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Waves after a Storm Degrees of Quality
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Variety of Expression
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The Gentlemanly Horse Comparison of Adjectives
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Possession expressed by a Phrase
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A Pennsylvania Farmhouse Description
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Narcissa Description of a Person
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Conjunctions
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Conjunctions and Verbs
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Interjections
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Going Anutting A Word Picture in Prose
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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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Character Study and Description
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Lucy A Study of Character
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A Colonial Girl Actions that show Character
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Clauses Explained and Defined
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Independent and Dependent Clauses
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Simple Compound and Complex Sentences
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Combining Sentences
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Exercises in Paragraph Writing
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Picture Study The Fishermans Daughter
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Explaining Things
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Leading Industries of New England An Exercise in Para graphing
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Stories to be Told from Outlines
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Training the Memory
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Work and the Workman Outlines of Compositions
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A Poets Call Stanzas from The Psalm of Life
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A The Land of Story Books
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B Review of Rules for Capital Letters C Review of Punctuation
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Before the Rain Poetic Pictures 129
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