Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages

ISBN-10: 1438000022

ISBN-13: 9781438000022

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $11.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: What This Book Will Do for You
Parts of Speech
What Is a Noun?
Proper and Common Nouns
Concrete and Abstract Nouns
Singular and Plural Nouns
Possessive Nouns
Functions of Nouns in Sentences
What Is a Pronoun?
Personal Pronouns
Pronoun Cases
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Making Pronouns Agree
What Is a Verb?
Action Verbs
Linking Verbs
Helping Verbs
Verb Tenses: Expressing Past, Present, and Future
Active and Passive Voice
Confusing Verb Pairs
What Are Modifiers?
Proper and Common Adjectives
Improving Your Writing with Adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives
Indefinite Adjectives
Pronouns as Adjectives
Recognizing Adjectives and Adverbs
Degrees of Adjectives and Adverbs
What Are Prepositions?
Simple and Compound Prepositions
Prepositional Phrases
Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers
Common Preposition Errors
What Are Conjunctions?
Coordinating Conjunctions
Correlative Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
What Are Interjections?
Using Interjections
Spelling and Vocabulary
Active Listening
Learning the Vowel Sounds
Learning the R Sounds
The Silent Letters
The Final E
Parts of a Word
Compound Words
Sentence Endings and Pauses
Sentence Endings
Question Marks
Exclamation Points
Quotation Marks
Sentence Pauses
Writing Sentences
What Is a Sentence?
Subjects and Predicates
Subject-Predicate Agreement
Types of Sentences
Writing Simple Sentences
Beyond the Simple Sentence
More Sentence Writing
Watch Out for Run-ons!
Writing Essays and Stories
What Is a Paragraph?
Writing Paragraphs
Essays and Stories
The Structure of Essays and Stories
The Writing Process
It's Up to You
The American Heritage College Dictionary Pronunciation Guide
Further Reading
Answer Key
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