Slips of Speech: A Helpful Book for Everyone Who Aspires to Correct the Everyday Errors of Speaking and Writing

By: Bechtel, John H.

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Book 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

Author Name: Bechtel, John H.

Categories: Literature, Words and Handwriting, Etiquette,

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The Penn Publishing Company: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

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.,