National Geographic : 1926 Oct
How to speak and write Masterly English Sherwin Cody THOUSANDS of persons make little mistakes in their everyday English and don't know it. Sherwin Cody found that in a five-minute conversation, or in an average one-page letter, from five to fifty errors will appear. It is surprising how many experienced stenographers fail in spelling such common words as "business," "abbreviate," etc. How many business men say "between you and I" instead of "between you and me," and use "who" for "whom," and mis pronounce the simplest words, how few know whether to use one or two "c's" or "m's" or "r's," or when to use commas in order to make their meaning absolutely clear. A Remarkable Invention Mr. Cody has specialized In English for the past twenty years. But, instead of going along in the old way, he has applied scientific principles to teaching the correct use of our language. He made tens of thousands of tests of his various devices before inventing his present method. In all his tests he found that the trouble with old methods is that points learned do not stick in the mind. In school you were asked to remember rules, and if you forgot the rules you never could tell what was right and what was wrong. For years Mr. Cody has studied the problem of creating instinctive habits of using good English. As a result of his experience he evolved his wonderful new Self-Correcting Method A patent was granted to Mr. Cody on his unique device, and now he places it at your disposal. This invention is simple, fas cinating, time-saving, and incomparably efficient. You do the lesson given on any page, then you see exactly how Mr. Cody himself would correct it. You mark your errors and check them in the first blank column. Next week you try that page again, on the second unmarked sheet, correct your errors, and check them in the second column. You see at a glance what you have learned and what you have failed to remember, until you have reached the 100% point In English. FREE-Book on English A command of polished and effective language denotes educa tion and shows culture. It wins friends and favorably impresses those with whom you come in contact. In business and in social life correct English gives you added advantages and better oppor tunities, while poor English handicaps you more than you will ever realize. And now, In only 15 minutes a day-in your own home-you can actually see yourself improve by using the 100% self-correcting method. A new book explaining Mr. Cody's remarkable method is ready. If you are ever embarrassed by mistakes in grammar, spelling, punctuation, pronunciation, or if you cannot instantly command the exact words with which to express your ideas, this new tree book, "How to Speak and Write Masterly English," will prove a revelation to you. Send the coupon or a letter or postcard now. SHERWIN CODY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH 3810 Searle Building Rochester, N.Y. - - -- -- -- - - - ---- - - --- l SHERWIN CODY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH 8810 Searle Building, Rochester, N. Y. Please send me your Free Book "How to Speak and Write Masterly English." I Name............................ .................... I Address ................ .......................... .. .. City................................ State............ L--- - - - - - - - -- - fired f the same old nation unds? ,?Then come to HAWAII-this time! Spend afew weeks among these smiling islands under the Southern Cross-where nature plots in so many strange, enticing ways to keep you longer. Convenient Less than a week direct from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle or Vancouver and you're in this paradise of palms-a coral beach under your feet; a mango-tree overhead. Four or five weeks and you're home again-with treasured memories ofthis glorious adventure. Inexpensive $400 or $500 covers every expense-steamers, hotels, sightseeing, inter-island cruising, sights in Hawaii U. S. National Park. Accommodations ample, luxurious; more new steamship and hotel services opening soon. Book from Home Any railroad, steamship or tourist agent can book you direct. Tell us when you plan to come,-an illustrated booklet in colors will be sent you. Write now. HAWAII TOURIST BUREAU 212 MCCANN BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. OR 341 FoRT ST., HONOLULU, HAWAII, U. S. A.