The object of this book is to give a course of English grammar for students specializing in the English language.
The book includes Accidence, i. e. the parts of speech and morphological categories, and Syntax, i. e. the sentence and the parts of the sentence. The rules are illustrated by examples taken from English and American authors of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The material of the book has been used for many years in teaching students of the Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages in Leningrad, and has thus been put to the test of practical work. In preparing the material for print the authors have considerably enlarged it.
Exercises on all topics treated in the manual are published in a separate issue, arranged in accordance with the chapters of the present book.
The authors wish to acknowledge their obligations to the teachers of the Department of Foreign Languages and the Philological Department of Leningrad University, as well as to the teachers of the Hertzen Pedagogical Institute and all the strangers, who have reviewed the book and made a number of valuable suggestions.