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Painless Grammar,9780812097818

Painless Grammar

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ISBN13:

9780812097818

ISBN10:
0812097815
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Barrons Educational Series Inc
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Summary

Most students and many teachers think of grammar books as being, at best, necessary evils--but here's a book that breaks free from the pattern and takes the boredom out of grammar. Written primarily for children on the middle-school level, this book mixes parts of speech and proper punctuation with healthy portions of humor, down-to-earth examples, and fun illustrations that will appeal to adolescents. While kids are learning painlessly about how to make verbs agree with their subjects and pronouns with their antecedents, they look at some of the wackier words in the English language and see how they are often misused. A final chapter gives basic instructions for editing, which the author calls a fancy word for cleaning up messy writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chapter One: Parts of Speech
1(66)
Noun Pointers
3(11)
Pronoun Pointers
14(9)
Verb Pointers
23(16)
Adjective and Adverb Pointers
39(12)
Conjunction Pointers
51(4)
Preposition Pointers
55(2)
Interjection Pointers
57(10)
Chapter Two: Building and Punctuating Sentences
67(86)
Making Sentences
69(1)
Sentences, Fragments, Phrases, and Clauses
70(6)
Road Signs: Punctuation
76(56)
Highlights: Abbreviations, Numbers, Symbols, and Emphasis
132(21)
Chapter Three: Agreement
153(20)
Agreement Between Subject and Verb
155(9)
Agreement Between Pronouns and Antecedents
164(9)
Chapter Four: Words, Words, Words
173(38)
Wacky Words We Love to Misuse
175(25)
One Word or Two?
200(1)
Confusing Pears
201(10)
Chapter Five: Editing
211(50)
The Top Goofs in Students' Writing
213(32)
Getting It All Together: Editing a Paper
245(16)
Index 261


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