This book of English Grammar and Composition is based on the well-known works on Grammar and Composition, written by P.C. Wren and Henry Martin, which have been used as textbooks in schools all over the country for a large number of years. It has been prepared primarily to meet the needs of high school pupils in all States where English in the Secondary School is taught with new aims and objectives and for a shorter duration than before. But it can also serve the needs of pupils in the high school classes of English Teaching Schools.
The keynote of the book is simplicity — simplicity of language and treatment. The process of simplification undertaken in the present work has not been confined merely to the explanatory matter and the illustrative examples, but has been extended even to the exercises, some of which have been entirely recast to bring them within the vocabulary range of the pupils.
The book is divided into four parts dealing with (I) The Parts of Speech, (II) The Sentence, (III) Correct Usage, and (IV) Written Composition. The aim of the Grammar portion has been practical throughout, namely, to help the pupils to speak and write correct sentences in English within the range of their limited vocabulary. In the Composition section, the chapter on Comprehension is an entirely new one. Suitable passages have been selected from the writings of standard authors, and have, in many cases, been simpli