The Grammar of English Grammars: With an Introduction, Historical and Critical, the Whole Methodically Arranged and Amply Illustrated (Classic Reprint)

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It was some ambition of the kind here meant, awakened by a discovery of the scandalous errors and defects which abound in all our common English grammars, that prompted me to undertake the present work. Now, by the bettering of a language, I understand little else than the extensive teaching of its just forms, according to analogy and the general custom of the most accurate writers. This teaching, however, may well embrace also, or be combined with, an exposition of the various forms of false grammar by which inaccurate writers have corrupted, if not the language itself; at least their own style in it.

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