Preface This book, English Grammar and Composition, Complete Course, is the summary volume of a new six-book series. It reviews materials covered in the preceding books of the series and presents advanced subject matter to meet the special needs of students about to enter college or to take their place in the world beyond school.
Chapter 1 The Parts of Speech Learn the Work Each Part of Speech Does in a Sentence
Adults will tell you that few things you can acquire in school are as important as the ability to speak and write effectively. Success comes to the person who has at his command the words he needs and the necessary knowledge of his language to help him use these words as he wishes. A person's ideas, no matter how good, are of little practical importance unless he can express them clearly. Incorrect and awkward English is a social and business handicap and a frequent cause of failure in shcool. For these reasons English is a required subject.