This comprehensive yet concise guide to historical English grammar is an essential resource for linguists, students, and anyone interested in the English language. Henry Sweet, a renowned linguist and philologist, provides a detailed overview of the development of English grammar from Old English to Modern English, covering everything from inflectional and derivational morphology to syntax and word order. With clear explanations and numerous examples, this book is an indispensable tool for anyone studying the history of the English language.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the 'public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.