In Higher Lessons in English Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg introduce the highly influential technique of sentence diagramming: a way of visualizing the logical relationships within a grammatical structure, which remains popular today.
Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg. Higher Lessons in English. New York: Effingham Maynard & Co., 1892.
Fred Newton Scott and Joseph Villiers Denney’s Elementary English Composition includes the interesting exercise of having student take several short sentences and skillfully combine them to make a long, comprehensive and (hopefully) grammatical sentence.
Fred Newton Scott and Joseph Villiers Denney. Elementary English Composition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1900. First Edition.
This copy of Stratton D. Brooks’ English Composition: Book Two is a heavily used school text, filled with various students’ manuscript annotations, mostly pertaining to school assignments.
Stratton D. Brooks. English Composition: Book Two. New York: American Book Company, 1912. First Edition.
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