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PRE FACE

TO THE ENLARGED EDITION.

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The following pages have been written to supply a want that has long been felt.

There are hundreds of persons, engaged in professional and commercial pursuits, who are sensible of their deficiencies on many points connected with the grammar of their own tongue, and who, by self-tuition, are anxious to correct such deficiencies, and to acquire the means of writing and speaking, if not with elegance, at any rate with a due regard to grammatical accuracy.

For such persons this little Volume is more particularly intended, though it is believed that few can peruse it without deriving advantage, and also acquiring some additional knowledge.

Its rapid sale has sufficiently attested the merits of the Work, and has induced the Publishers to seek to render the present Edition still more worthy of the approval of the Public. To accomplish this, some new treatises have been added ; one on the Hypothetical Verbs, Shall and Will, another on redundancies in the construction of sentences, and also a collection of words which are alike in sound but differ in their spelling and signification, together with chapters on Orthoepy and Elocution. It is confidently hoped that these additions will contain much useful information for every writer and speaker.

Live and Learn:

A GUIDE FOR ALL WHO WISH TO

SPEAK AND WRITE CORRECTLY:

PARTICULARLY INTENDED AS

I Book of Reference for the Solution of Difficulties

CONNECTED WITH

GRAMMAR, COMPOSITION, PUNCTUATION,

ORTHOEPY AND ELOCUTION.

“What more important than a correct knowledge of one's own tongue?”

CONDORCET.

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LONDON:
JOHN F. SHAW AND CO.,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

802. g. 159.

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