9780764134364

Painless Grammar

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764134364

  • ISBN10:

    0764134361

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/22/2006
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
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Summary

This very approachable text combines instruction in parts of speech andentence structure with down-to-earth examples, funny illustrations, andxamination of some of the more amusing and peculiar words in the Englishanguage. A chapter on clear e-mail communication and etiquette is brand newn this edition, as are many of the author's challenging "Brain Ticklers."er helpful chapter on how to edit a school paper has also been heavilyevised and updated.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Parts of Speechp. 1
Noun Pointersp. 3
Pronoun Pointersp. 15
Verb Pointersp. 23
Adjective and Adverb Pointersp. 40
Conjunction Pointersp. 51
Preposition Pointersp. 55
Interjection Pointersp. 57
Building and Punctuating Sentencesp. 67
Making Sentencesp. 69
Sentences, Fragments, Phrases, and Clausesp. 70
Road Signs: Punctuationp. 76
Highlights: Abbreviations, Numbers, Symbols, and Emphasisp. 134
Agreementp. 157
Agreement Between Subject and Verbp. 159
Agreement Between Pronouns and Antecedentsp. 168
Words, Words, Wordsp. 177
Wacky Words We Love to Misusep. 179
One Word or Two?p. 204
Confusing Pearsp. 205
Editingp. 215
The Top Goofs in Students' Writingp. 217
Getting It All Together: Editing a Paperp. 248
Writing E-mailsp. 263
E-Mail Etiquettep. 265
Indexp. 275
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