Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
Original publisher's green cloth binding with silver foil decoration on front cover. 4 3/4" x 6." 217 pages, complete. Seven additional pages of advertisements in the back for other books on similar subjects. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. Binding is tight. Pages slightly browned. Text on the spine and front cover are rubbed. Slight edge wear at the top and bottom of spine. Excerpt from the Introduction: "But too often these rules are merely memorized by the student for the purpose of recitation, and are not engrafted upon his everyday habit of speech. They are, therefore, forgotten, and the principles involved are subject to daily violation. Hence arises the need of books like Slips of Speech, in which the common faults of speakers and writers are pointed out, and the correct use of words shown." The following are the chapters: "Taste," "Choice of Words," "Contractions," "Possessive Case," "Pronouns," "Number," "Adverbs," "Conjunctions," "Correlatives," "The Infinitive," "Participles," "Prepositions," "The Article," "Redundancy," "Two Negatives," and "Accordance of Verb with Subject."
Title: Slips of Speech: A Helpful Book for Everyone Who Aspires to Correct the Everyday Errors of Speaking and Writing
Location Published: Philadelphia, PA, The Penn Publishing Company: 1901
Book Condition: Very Good
Categories: Literature, Words and Handwriting, Etiquette
Seller ID: 021651
Keywords: nonfiction. guides. manuals. instructional books. education. speech. words. grammar. syntax. diction. adverbs. conjunctions. infinitives. pronouns. prepositions. articles. style. speaking. speeches. writing. literature. oration. articulation. oratory. etiquette. john bechtel. sg-124.