Excerpt from Exercises in French Syntax and Composition: With Notes and Vocabulary The chief obstacle to obtaining the best results from a course in French composition, is usually the student's lack of practice in applying the elementary rules and principles of grammar; yet, these must be mastered if he desires to speak or write the language correctly, or even to read it intelligently. The conviction that this mastery can be obtained only by thorough and systematic work from the foundations, has led to the preparation of a text-book, which I should t venture to submit to the attention of teachers of French, if its practicability had t been thoroughly tested in the class-room. It is hoped that the vel plan of combining, in the same volume, exercises in grammar and syntax with selections for prose composition, will recommend itself to teachers for reasons of ecomy and of convenience for reference, but especially because such an arrangement insures progressive work in grammatical construction, side by side with practice in composition, to the end of the course. In schools and colleges where a short elementary grammar only is used, this book should be found especially valuable as supplementing or completing the study thus begun, and affording an opportunity to utilize the rules and new facts necessarily acquired in too rapid succession from such works. On the other hand, where more time is devoted to grammar and larger text-books are used, it seems equally necessary to review and emphasize the great universals of the language. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.