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OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE

FRENCH GRAMMAR

MASTER'S COPY (Parts I. and II.)

FOR SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE PUPILS PREPARING FOR
THE OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE, AND COLLEGE OF PRE-
CEPTORS LOCAL EXAMINATIONS; FOR THE ARMY

AND NAVY, CIVIL SERVICE AND UNIVERSITIES

BY

HUNT AND WUILLEMIN

FIFTH EDITION

HACHETTE AND COMPANY

LONDON: 18 KING WILLIAM STREET, CHARING CROSS

PARIS: 79 BOULEVARD SAINT-GERMAIN

1903

All rights reserved

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For Schools and Private Pupils, preparing for the Oxford, Cambridge, and College of Preceptors' Local Examinations.

For the Army and Navy, Civil Service, and Universities.

In Five Parts or Years

BY HUNT AND WUILLEMIN

Containing 1000 detached Sentences and 110 connected Paragraphs
for translation from English into French ;-4000 Words ;-8000 Idioms;
-a RÉSUMÉ of the ‘History of French Literature';-a KEY to all the
English into French Exercises but the easier ones (Master's Book);-
30 Dictations (Master's Book) ;–300 miscellaneous Sentences for Drill-
ing Purposes, mostly taken out of Examination Papers, with the
French Translation immediately following each sentence (Master's
Book); some DIRECTIONS for the Master's and the Pupil's Use :-
Part I. (1st and 2nd Years).—For Candidates preparing for the

College of Preceptors and Trinity College (Third Class; for the
Preliminary Legal, Medical, Scientific and Military; and for

the Matriculation Examinations. 160 pp. Demy 8vo. Cloth, 28. Part II. (3rd and 4th Years).-For Candidates preparing for the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations (Junior and

Senior); and for the College of Preceptors and Trinity College (First and

Second Class). 172 pages. Demy 8vo. Cloth, 2s. 6d.
Master's Book to Parts I. and II. (For Teachers only.) Cloth, 58.
Part III. (5th Year).–For Candidates preparing for the Oxford and

Cambridge Higher Local Examinations; for the Military Further
Examinations (Woolwich, Sandhurst, etc.); for the London
University B.A. Examination; St. Andrews L.L.A. Certificate,
etc. 160 pages. Demy 8vo. Cloth, 38.

This course is really a considerably cheaper publication than any hitherto brought out, and altogether precludes the necessity of buying as a necessary complement-1. An English into French Translation Book. 2. An Idiom Book. 3. A Dictation Book. 4. a Book on the History of French Literature. 5. A Key for Students who get up French without the assistance of a Master, since the Master's Book is both the Grammar and the Key.

'We gladly welcome this Grammar, which, while fulfilling its professed object as a course preparatory for examinations, at the same time can be used with equal advantage by those who have no final test to work for, but who simply aim at acquiring a thorough knowledge of French in an attractive manner. The whole of the parts or terms are properly graduated, and each lesson contains proportionate parts of grammar, idioms, translations from French and into French, so as to serve as a very good model of what a lesson in French should be. As a companion to the Grammar the authors have also published a Master's Book, containing questions and exercises on the lessons, and the translation into French of the English pieces in the Pupil's Book. At the end the authors have given a short précis of French Literature.'-Educational Times.

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OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE

FRENCH GRAMMAR.

PREFACE TO THE MASTER'S BOOK.

'HIS publication is the result of our experience as Teachers

of French in English Schools and Colleges preparing for Public Examinations, and as Editors of the "French Examiners."

The number of French grammars is legion; some of them are very good, so far as accuracy of rules and sensible exercises are concerned; but they are all compiled on the same dry model, and no one has yet attempted to break away from the old routine, which consists in rendering the study of a language as unpalatable as mere grammatical rules and disconnected sentences can make it. A glance at any of our lessons will convince the reader of the justice of our claims to having based our publication on an entirely new system, the advantages of which we beg here to enumerate.

I. Our work is based on the Oxford and Cambridge Examination Papers for twenty years, and the highly instructive principle of teaching the pupil to find out examples for himself in order to show that he understands the rules, has been kept in view throughout the books.

II. “The Oxford and Cambridge French Grammar,” together with the “Examiners," will serve as a guide for schools preparing for

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