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A Proper Education
Music: Muzio Clementi
Harriet Smith’s school gave her a grounding in good sense that even Emma Woodhouse could not quite overthrow.

MRS Goddard was the mistress of a School — not of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systems — but a real, honest, old-fashioned Boarding-school.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Cell. Sell.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Sentence. Pay. Let.

Use together in one sentence: Walk. Chilblain. Children.

More games: Précis. Sevens. Jigsaw. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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