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AN

ANALYTICAL AND PRACTICAL

FRENCH GRAMMAR.

BY

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JEAN GUSTAVE KEETELS,
AUTHOR OF “A COLLEGIATE FRENCH COURSE," AN ELEMENTARY FRENCH
GRAMMAR, ""A CHILD'S FIRST BOOK IN FRENCH, AN

ANALYTICAL FRENCH READER," ETC.

A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.

WITH PARADIGMS OF REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS, INDEX,

AND VOCABULARY.

NEW YORK:
CLARK & MAYNARD, PUBLISHERS,
No. 5 BARCLAY STREET.

1880.

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1. A Child's Muster Book in French,

Illustrat First
144 pages, 12mo, handsomely bound in cloth. Newly revised.

The aim of this book is to make the Study of the French language attractive and interesting to children, who have no knowledge of the English grammar. The object-lesson plan has been adopted. For this purpose, the volume is handsomely illustrated by engravings especially prepared for the book.

2. An Elementary French Grammar. 264 pages, 12mo.

This work is designed for students of the grammar department. Its purpose is to train them in the principles of French grammar, and to accustom them by oral instruction to the use of the French language.

3. An Analytical and Practical French Grammar. 524 pages, 12mo.

This book, containing the advantage of the oral and the analytical method of instruction, comprises all that is necessary to teach the French language succesfully, both theoretically and practically. It is a complete grammar, in which the principles of the language are developed in a logical and efficient manner.

4. A Key to the English Exercises in the Analytical and Practical French Grammar. 12mo. Cloth. 75 cents.

5. A Collegiate Course in the French Language, comprising a complete Grammar, in two parts. Arranged and prepared for the Study of French in Colleges and Collegiate Institutions. Part First : A Treatise on French Pronunciation ; Rules on Gender; Etymology; Exercises for Translation; the Latin Elements common to both the French and the English. Part Second: Syntax; a Collection of Idioms; Exercises for Translation, and Vocabulary.

6. A Key to the English Exercises, in Part Second of A COLLEGIATE COURSE IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. (For Teachers only.)

7. An Analytical French Reader; with English Exercises for Translation and Oral Exercises for Practice in Speaking ; Questions on Grammar, with References to the Author's several Grammars. Notes and Vocabulary. In Two Parts. ParT FIRST : Selections of Fables, Anecdotes, and Short Stories. PART SECOND : Selcctions from the best Modern Writers. 320 pages, 12mo.

COPYRIGHT, 1879, BY CLARK & MAYNARD.

PREFACE.

THIS

THIS Grammar contains, in a series of fifty-four lessons,

a complete analysis of the principles and construction of the French Language. The plan of the work is original with the author; the system of instruction combines theory and practice.

The theoretical part of each lesson is divided into sections, which treat of the several subjects separately, bringing each subject conspicuously before the mind.

The practical part consists of progressive Oral Exercises in French, embodying the rules and principles that are explained in the theoretical part. An English Exercise follows, which is to be translated into French, in writing. The Oral Exercise is intended to make the student familiar with the living language. The Written Exercise is to teach him the application of the rules of grammar.

The different meanings of homonyms and synonyms, as well as some critical points of grammar, which possess little interest for one entering upon the study of the language, are explained in foot-notes.

Certain peculiarities of construction, which would have unprofitably retarded the student's progress at an earlier part of the course, have been reserved for the last four les. sons of the grammar portion of the work. Six lessons have been added, on the Study of Words for Composition.

The order of development is principally based on the different parts of the verb, in almost regular succession of modes and tenses. The other parts of speech are brought in at proper intervals, when required by the logical development of the plan.

After the fortieth lesson, the regular Oral Exercises are discontinued, and Reading Lessons take their place, which may be made the subject of conversation between the teacher and his pupils. The first book of Telemachus has been selected for this purpose.

Great attention has been bestowed on lexicology. That part of the Course which is especially devoted to this subject, possesses uncommon interest for the English student. It treats of words which are common to both the French and the English language, and extends through nearly three Lessons—the fortieth, forty-first, and fortysecond.

BROOKLYN, November 15, 1872.

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