Rebecca Elliott Ph.D. - All books by this author
Painless Series - All books in this series
Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title combines instruction in sentence structure with examination of amusing expressions, and gives tips on e-mail communication, editing a school paper, and more.
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Table of Contents:
Adjective and Adverb Pointers
Sentences, Fragments, Phrases, and Clauses
Road Signs: Punctuation
Highlights: Abbreviations, Numbers, Symbols, and Emphasis
Agreement Between Subject and Verb
Agreement Between Pronouns and Antecedents
Wacky Words We Love to Misuse
One Word or Two?
Paperback / 288 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2011