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A

PRACTICAL COURSE

OF

FRENCH GRAMMAR,

BASED ON

OLLENDORFF'S NEW METHOD,

BEING

AN ENLARGED AND IMPROVED PLAN,

CALCULATED TO INSURE

FACILITY IN CONVERSATION, TOGETHER WITH AN ANALYTICAL

KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE.

FOR THE USE OF AMERICAN STUDENTS.

SIXTH EDITION.

BY G. J. HUBERT SANDERS.

PHILADELPHIA:
JOHN H. SIMON,
No. 114 NORTH THIRD STREET.

1 8 5 2.

HARYARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF
PROF. WILLIAM FOGS OSGOOD

MAR 24 1933

Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1847, by

GRIFFITH & SIMON, In the Office of the Clerk of the District Court of the United States, in and

for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

PREFACE.

OLLENDORFF's Method, from its first appearance in France, was received with the warmest approbation. Its great merits have since been fully proved, by its application in the teaching of most of the modern languages of Europe.

A principal feature in this method, is that of the student being led, at each progressive step, from the very first, to make a practical use of his acquired knowledge, systematically mastering every element of the language, in conversation; thus imperceptibly, as it were, overcoming the difficulties formerly presented by most grammarians, in the committing to memory of numerous abstruse and elaborate rules of etymology and syntax, before their uses could be practically demonstrated.

This method is admirably calculated for persons of all ages: juvenile minds are readily interested in what they understand, and as a natural consequence whatever is thus learned, becomes permanently impressed on the memory; while to students of a more advanced age, it affords the means of acquiring the facilities of speaking, reading, &c., in a shorter period of time, than any other mode heretofore adopted.

Many teachers, however, though fully approving the plan, upon using the French and London editions, (reprinted in this country,) found its execution in many respects defective. These objections, confirmed by his own experience, the Author of the present “ Course” has endeavoured to remove, by a more systematic arrangement of the models, thereby avoiding inany

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