Word Study and English Grammar
by Frederick W. Hamilton
Publisher: Committee on education 1918
Word study and English grammar are important for several reasons. A man's use of words is commonly taken as a measure of his knowledge and even of his intelligence. Carelessness in this regard often causes a man to be held in much less esteem than he really deserves.
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