National Geographic : 1923 Sep
Do You Make these Mistakes inENGLISH? Does your English reveal your lack of education or does it prove that you are a person of culture and refinement? English is the one weapon you must use every day. Here is how you can improve it almost at once. M ANY persons say, "Did you hear from him to-day." They should say, "Have you heard from him to-day?" Some persons spellcalendar"calender"or "calander." Still others say, "between you andI" instead of "between you and me." It is astonishing how many persons use "who" for "whom" and mispronounce thesimplestwords. Few persons know whetherto spellcertain words with one or two "c's" or "m's" or "r's." or with "ie" or "ei," and when to use commas in order to make their meaning absolutely clear. And most persons use only common words-colorless, flat, ordinary. Their speech and their letters Sherwin Cody are lifeless, monotonous, humdrum. Every time they talk or write they show themselves lacking in the essential points of English. WONDERFUL NEW INVENTION For five years Mr. Cody worked almost day and night on the study of the problem, "How to make correct habits in speaking and writing stick in your mind." After countless experiments he finally invented a simple method by which you can acquire a bettercommand of the English language in only 15 minutes a day. Now you can stop making the mistakes in English which have been hurting you. Mr. Cody's students have secured more im provement in five weeks than had previously been obtained by other pupils in two years! 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 make. 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 correct your work in five minutes more. The drudgery and work of copying have been ended by Mr. Cody. You concentrate always on your 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 makes a favorable impression upon those with whom you come in contact. And now, in only 15 minutes a day-in your own home you can actually check up and see yourself improve by using the 100'o self-correcting method. If you are efficient in English it will give you greater confidence; if you are deficient you surely want to know it. For this reason Mr. Cody has prepared a simple 15-minute test which you can take in your own home The correct answers are given so you can tell at once just where you stand. Write to-day 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 389 Searle Building Rochester, New York SHERWIN CODY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH 389 Searle Building, Rochester, N. Y. Please send me your Free Book, "How to Speak and Write Masterly Eng lish," and also the 15-minute test. Name...................................... .............. Address.... ... .. .. - - -----.. City--.. ... .--- -.. ....-------- ..-.----.. State-............... I "We haven't touched our furnace for twenty-four hours-" S"-and we never have to fuss with drafts and dampers; we simply fill the fire-box in the eve ning, set the automatic control to correspond with the temperature outdoors, then letit alone. After that it regulates itself-uses very little fuel, yet maintains an even temperature for twenty-four hours or more without refiring. This is such a re lief as compared with the dangers and inconveni ences of ordinary furnaces which one must watch continually." These remarkable results are due to FarQuar construction. The copper-bearing steel fire-box, e ectrically welded into one piece, entirely pre vents the escape of gases and fire poisons-a menace so common with ordinary furnace construc tion. It is also the actuating member of the auto matic control which prevents overheating and the consequent devitalization of the atmosphere. Large air capacities, plus the FarQuar Vent and Return System, keep the home flooded with gen tly warmed fresh air, uniformly distributed to all rooms, thus preventing stagnation while promptly removing all personal contamination. SThat's why the atmosphere in the FarQuar heated home is more healthful, refreshing, and invigorating. Send today for the complete story of the FarQuar Furnace, mailed free to home owners and builders. The Farquhar Furnace Co., 909 FarQuar Bldg. Wilmington, Ohio HEATIN AND VERTILATING SYSTEM It Heats With Fresh Air -E "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."