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By Rebecca Elliott Ph.D.

This very approachable textual content combines guide in elements of speech and sentence constitution with down-to-earth examples, humorous illustrations, and exam of a few of the extra fun and bizarre phrases within the English language. A bankruptcy on transparent email conversation and etiquette is fresh during this version, as are a number of the author’s not easy “Brain Ticklers.” Her important bankruptcy on tips to edit a faculty paper has additionally been seriously revised and up-to-date. Barron’s well known Painless sequence of research courses for center college and highschool scholars provide a lighthearted, frequently funny method of their matters, reworking information that may as soon as have appeared dull or tough right into a sequence of fascinating and mentally not easy rules. such a lot titles within the sequence function many fun-to-solve “Brain Tickler” issues of solutions on the finish of every bankruptcy.

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1. The dog smells badly. 2. Of the three boys, Mike runs faster. 3. You sure can eat a lot of ice cream at one sitting! 4. This is a real pretty dress. < previous page page_50 next page > < previous page page_51 next page > Page 51 5. Kate is much less unintelligent than Sue. 6. Apples turn badly if you let them sit out for too long. 7. This bottle of Coke is emptier than that one. 8. I only ate three slices of pizza. 9. What a nice gesture on your part to greet them so nice when they arrived. 10.

7. The teacher told we kids to be quiet. 8. We're going out to dinner alonejust Erica and me. 9. It was him who ate all the nachos. 10. Mom gave both of us, Elizabeth and I, money for the movie. 11. Tucker is a friend of Miranda's and me. ) < previous page page_22 next page > < previous page page_23 next page > Page 23 Verb Pointers What is a verb? It is a word that shows action or state of being. action: run, swim, jump, taste, fall, dream state of being: be, appear, seem, feel I can make plenty of interesting sentences without nouns.

Olives are worse. Brussels sprouts are worst. I have little luck. You have less luck. He has the least luck. I have many cats. You have more cats. She has the most cats. I ate too much pizza. He ate more pizza. You ate the most pizza. Comparisons can get confusing. Try to keep them as simple as possible. Check these out: Clear Confusing smaller less big less powerful more powerless most harmful least harmless more able less unable < previous page page_48 next page > < previous page page_49 next page > Page 49 Some adjectives can't get any bigger or betterthey are already superlative.

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