National Geographic : 1924 Oct
Do You Make these Mistakes inENGLISH? Many persons say "Did you hear from him today?" They should say, "Have you heard from him today?" Some spell calendar "calender"or "calander." Still others say "between you and I" instead of "between you and me." It is astonish ing how many use "who" for "whom," and mispronounce the simplest words. Few know whether to spell certain words with one or two "c's" or "m's"or "r's"or with "ie" or "ei." Most persons use only common words-colorless, flat, ordinary. Their speech and their letters are lifeless, monotonous, humdrum. Every time Sherwin Cody they talk or write they show themselves lacking in the essential points of English. When you use the wrong word, when you mispronounce a word, when you punctuate incorrectly, wnen you use flat, ordi nary words, you handicap yourself enormously. A striking command of English enables you to present your ideas clearly, forcefully, convincingly. If your language is incorrect it hurts you more than you will ever know, for people are too polite to tell you about your mistakes. Wonderful New Invention For many years Mr. Cody studied the problem of creating In stinctive habits of using good English. After countless experiments he finally invented a simple method by which you can acquire a better command of the English language in only 15 minutes a day. Now you can stop making the mistakes which have been hurting you. Mr. Cody's students have secured more improvement in five weeks than had previously been obtained by other pupils in two years 1 Learn by Habit-Not by Rules Under old methods rules are memorized, but correct habits are not formed. Finally the rules themselves are forgotten. The new Sherwin Cody method provides for the formation of correct habits by constantly calling attention only to the mistakes you yourself make-and then showing you the right way, without asking you to memorize any rules. One of the wonderful things about Mr. Cody's course is the speed with which these habit-forming practice drills can be carried out. You can write the answers to fifty questions in 15 minutes and cor rect your work in 5 minutes more. The drudgery and work of copying have been ended by Mr. Cody! You concentrate always on your own mistakes until it becomes "second nature" to speak and write correctly. FREE--Book on English and 15-Minute Test A command of polished and effective English denotes education and culture. It wins friends and favorably impresses those with whom you come in contact. In business and in socia Ilife correct English gives you added advantage and better opportunities, while poor English handicaps you more than you will ever realize. And now,i n only 15 minutes a day-in your own home-you can actually see yourself improve by using the 100% self-correcting method. Mr. Cody has prepared a simple 15-minute test with correct answers, which you can take in your own home so you can tell at once just where you stand. If you are efficient in English it will give you greater confidence; if you are deficient you surely want to know it. Write today for this test-it is free. We will also gladly mail you our new free book, "How to Speak and Write Masterly English." Merely mail the coupon or a postal card. SHERWIN CODY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH 3810 Searle Building. Rochester, New York SHERWIN CODY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, 3810 Searle Building, Rochester, N. Y. Please send me your Free Book "How to Speak and Write Mas terly English," and also the 15-minute Test. Name....................... .......... .. ...... Address..................... ... .. ... .. . . . City... . ............................ .State................ 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