Excerpt from New Practical Spelling: A Text Book for Use in Commercial Schools, Colleges, Normal Schools, High Schools, and Academies The words in the lessons of this book have been very carefully selected with a view of giving only those most frequently used and most liable to be misspelled. They are classified under subject heads, each word is defined, also diacritically marked to show pronunciation, and the part of speech is indicated to agree with both the spelling and the definition. In addition to these essential features, the words are arranged alphabetically, and in each lesson they are numbered from 1 to 25, making them doubly convenient for reference. The best way to learn to discriminate in the use of words is to study them with other words along the same line of thought. Hence, all the words have been grouped on some im portant basis of classification. Under each lesson is given a brief dictation exercise consisting of the best thoughts of the best thinkers, concisely expressed, on the leading topics of that lesson. These gems of thought may be recited in concert from the Open book, or written from dictation, or recited from memory. The teacher can devise many interesting ways to utilize the dictation exercises and the aphorisms in the page headings. Original dictation exercises are also interspersed and numbered as separate lessons. 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.