The object of this little book is to lead pupils by easy steps to a careful, correct, and ready use of English. There are many technicalities in English that need to be taught to children early, — before incorrect or careless habits are formed. How to do this systematically and at the same time simply, has been the import ant problem for teachers to solve. The outcry a few years ago against the mechanical teaching of English grammar did some harm, because it was taken up by the thoughtless and directed against the subject instead of against the books and methods. At that time came a loud call for language lessons. This call also was taken up by those ever ready to get on the popular side, and we had such a ﬂood of language lessons, language books, and language teaching as was never before seen.