Message from the Editor for the 2020 edition

 This volume is derived from a 1945 third printing edition, by scanning, OCR and repairing the OCR, incorporating actual in-class lecture notes by an unknown student (which corrected many original errors) and correcting many other errors in the original text.

 Why am I reviving a grammar text originally written so long ago? Professor Null was of my grandparent's generation. I think it is a good idea for people to see how far English usage has deteriorated in just a couple generations, as they revisit good grammar via this book. I have moved the exercises into their own work-book, so that this main text is uncluttered for your future guidance as well as providing more work space for the written exercises.

 Note that it is very important for students to complete ALL the exercises in the Exercise Book in order to gain the full learning value from this valuable resource. As well, a completed Exercise Book gives you an excellent future reference, written in your own hand, for best recall. It was a major effort by all the participating teachers over the years to locate and catalog all the examples of every part of the sentence, all done on typewriters and assembled from mimeographed exercise pages over the years. All for your enlightenment!

 But why a text derived from this region of the country? This area is "In the Heart of the Heart of the Country" (1968), as Professor William Gass would say, and the schools had a very high scholastic standard that most other areas would envy.

Kathleen McCroskey, Editor, September 2020

Some CV items:
o- Editor/Publisher Pan-American Rabbit Science Newsletter ISSN 1206-4122, 1996-2006
o- McCroskey R.A. (1996) Raising Rabbits in Coastal British Columbia. In: Proc. 6th World Rabbit Congress, Toulouse, France 1996, Vol. 3:397-400.
o- English editing for the main Invited paper on Nutrition: Gidenne T. (1996) Nutritional and Ontogenic Factors affecting Rabbit Caeco-colic Digestive Physiology. In: Proc. 6th World Rabbit Congress, Toulouse, France, 1996, Vol. 1:13-28.
o- 1996: English grammar editing for World Rabbit Science journal, see footnote at end of Abstracts: 9th Symposium on Housing and Diseases of Rabbits, Furbearing Animals and Fancy Pet Animals. WRS 1996 Vol.4(1) on page 10.
o- McCroskey R.A. (1999) Feed particle size and caecal function: Some New Perspectives In: First International Conference on Indigenous versus Acclimatized Rabbits, El Arish, North Sinai, Egypt, Sept. 7-9, 1999, lead paper on Nutrition. Abstract published in World Rabbit Science 2000, Vol. 8-1:46
o- Attia A.I., Marai I.F.M., McCroskey R.A. (2002) Nutritional Health Disorders in Rabbits: A Review. Pan-American Rabbit Sci. Newsletter (ISSN: 1206-4122) Vol.7(2) pp 37-48
o- Editing of research papers for an office at Animal Facilities Services and Experimental Surgery, Facultad Méxicana de Médicina, Universidad LaSalle, México.
o- Just published, June 2021: an e-book on our family history, ISBN 978-1-7775106-3-3 written in xML by yours truly. See at the Kindle Store,, B097QG7H2G
o- Also now on Amazon Kindle, B09D8VDTPD: e-book on rabbit production-
Raising Rabbits - Basic rabbitry management for home or commercial meat production, ISBN 978-1-7775106-4-0.
o- The Rater Family Cookbook and Family Tree Amazon B09Y97T8VN

Marsha McCroskey, Associate Editor
After raising a family of eight children, Marsha went back to school at age 39 and earned a BA in English with Minor in Fine Arts Studio from Indiana University in 1995 at age 45.
Taught for 10 years as Substitute Teacher MCCSC.
Masters Degree work in School of Library & Information Science, Indiana University.
Worked as an Assistant Librarian at I.U. Library.
Published Author: All and other publications. Journalist for Fort Wayne Free Press and other publications, Free lance artist.

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