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Unit 6

     57. The Letter X.  When x occurs at the end of or within words, it is expressed by s slightly modified in slant, thus:

mix, fix, tax, mixes, fixes, taxes

     58.  The suffix shun (sion, tion) is expressed by sh:

mention, fashion, vision, etc.

     59. The Past Tense.  The past tense is expressed by t or d:

     1.  After most abbreviated words a disjoined t placed close to the preceding character is used to express the past tense, thus:

changed, timed, liked, willed

     2.  In all other cases join t or d if a distinctive and facile joining is possible; otherwise, disjoin t (as in glared, tapered) to express the past tense, thus:

passed, raced, shaped

60. Brief Forms for Common Words

Brief forms

*The s is added to tell by changing the circle to a loop, thus: tells

Brief Forms as Prefixes

     61.  A brief form is frequently used as a prefix or as part of another word, as illustrated in the following:

Prefixial brief forms

62. Frequent Phrases

Frequent Phrases

     *Before a downstroke, to is expressed by t.

63. Reading and Dictation Practice

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64. Writing Practice

     1. I shall not leave here today for my trip to France, as I am too busy, but I shall finish everything soon.
     2. It may be that such a change in the history classes will help to settle the matter for you.
     3. He will cash the pay check if you will present it at his desk.
     4. Since she is changing her plans to stay here some time before going to the city, I think it will be well to leave the matter as it is for the present.
     5. Because the business in that part of the country is not good, he will remain there another month to go thoroughly into the planning of a sales campaign.
     6. It is plain that if any action is to be taken it must take place before the session ends today.
     7. He fixed the time at six and said that the men were asleep.
     8. I shall not fail to mention that the basis of his claim is very flimsy and that I feel that his figures should be thoroughly studied and checked before any decision is reached.

     Dear Sir: The sale of the goods you shipped me in January is not going at all well. For one thing, the season has been very late, causing business to be slack.  Can you think of anything that will help our sales?  It may be that business in other parts of the country is much the same as it is here and you have made some sales plans that will be of help to me.  I should like to go over this matter with one of your men the first time one of them is in the city.  Yours truly,

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The Alphabet
Chapter I
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Chapter III
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Chapter IV
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Chapter V
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Chapter VI
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Chapter VII
   Unit 19
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   Unit 21
Chapter VIII
   Unit 22
   Unit 23
   Unit 24
Chapter IX
   Unit 25
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Chapter X
   Unit 28
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Chapter XI
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Chapter XII
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