“The art of using one’s native tongue correctly and forcibly is acquired for the most part through imitation and practice, and is not so much a matter of knowledge as of habit.

…Correct English is largely a matter of correct choice between two or more forms of expression, and in this book an attempt has been made, as a glance at the pages will show, to throw the exercises, whenever possible, into a form consistent with this truth. Though a pupil may change “who” to “whom” without knowing why, he cannot repeatedly choose correctly between these forms without strengthening his own habit of correct expression…”

 

 

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