Painless Grammar

ISBN-10: 0764134361
ISBN-13: 9780764134364
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This very approachable text combines instruction in parts of speech and sentence structure with down-to-earth examples, funny illustrations, and examination of some of the more amusing and peculiar words in the English language. A chapter on clear e-mail communication and etiquette is brand new in this edition, as are many of the authors challenging Brain Ticklers. Her helpful chapter on how to edit a school paper has also been heavily revised and updated. Barrons popular Painless Series of study guides for middle school and high school students offer a lighthearted, often humorous approach to their subjects, transforming details that might once have seemed boring or difficult into a series of interesting and mentally challenging ideas. Most titles in the series feature many fun-to-solve Brain Tickler problems with answers at the end of each chapter.

Introduction
Parts of Speech
Noun Pointers
Pronoun Pointers
Verb Pointers
Adjective and Adverb Pointers
Conjunction Pointers
Preposition Pointers
Interjection Pointers
Building and Punctuating Sentences
Making Sentences
Sentences, Fragments, Phrases, and Clauses
Road Signs: Punctuation
Highlights: Abbreviations, Numbers, Symbols, and Emphasis
Agreement
Agreement Between Subject and Verb
Agreement Between Pronouns and Antecedents
Words, Words, Words
Wacky Words We Love to Misuse
One Word or Two?
Confusing Pears
Editing
The Top Goofs in Students' Writing
Getting It All Together: Editing a Paper
Writing E-mails
E-Mail Etiquette
Index

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