The Painless Path to Proper English Usage
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The Painless Path to Proper English Usage by Stan Malotte

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Published by St Martins Pr .
Written in English


  • English Grammar,
  • English Language Dictionaries,
  • Caricatures and cartoons,
  • Dictionaries,
  • English language,
  • Usage,
  • Reference

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10384225M
ISBN 100312007140
ISBN 109780312007140

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Aptly named, this booklet is really a painless way to learn how to differentiate between similarly sounding words. In these days, when every word processor, web browser and every mobile device comes with a built-in spell checking, it is all too easy to write paragraphs that are perfectly spelled, have correct syntax, but their meaning has nothing to do with what the writer had in mind.5/5. Humorous explications of English Usage.5/5(1). With all of the exceptions to the rules in English (e.g., "Inanimate objects usually don't own things, but some possessives are okay."), it's an oversell to say this is "painless grammar." Even so, the author's presentation is straightforward without getting caught up in technical-sounding terminology that often afflict books on English/5. This addition to Barron’s Painless series is focused to meet the needs of middle school and high school students. The author’s friendly, informal narrative style takes the drudgery out of students’ vocabulary building, which is a prerequisite for their academic achievement and future success in college and beyond. Each of 24 chapters introduces 15 new words, first placing the words in a 5/5(1).

They strive to make known the proper nature of man, his problems and his experiences in trying to know and to perfect both himself and the world.” Gaudium et Spes #62 “Kids Who Are Different” by Digby Wolfe Here’s to the kids who are different, The kids who don’t always get As. The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers. Examples of painless in a sentence, how to use it. examples: Many" can-but-won't payers" will pay their court orders, having made their. Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 from The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.   Rule 1: In general, use onto as one word to mean “on top of,” “to a position on,” “upon.” Examples: He climbed onto the roof. Let’s step onto the dance floor. Rule 2: Use onto when you mean “fully aware of,” “informed about.” Examples: I’m onto your scheme. We canceled Julia’s surprise party when we realized she was onto our plan.

The entire Baron's Painless series is terrific. My brother, who is a writer, expressed some concern that he had always had some difficulty with the rules of grammar, so I bought him this book along with Painless Writing book (for good measure), and he loved them both. This book makes grammar EASY! (Do people actually say that often?Reviews:   This is a book I would like to read based on the review by Meg O'Rourke (M.A. in English from Cal Poly Pomona) in the January issue of "Language Magazine". Here are the first 2 paragraphs of her review: "Painless Writing is just that. In clear, concise and engaging language, it provides students with nine techniques to help them improve /5(13). Buy a cheap copy of Painless Junior: Grammar (Painless book by Marciann McClarnon. Teachers and students in third and fourth grades will value this instructive and entertaining journey to Grammar World, where kids have fun while they develop their Free shipping over $   Painless definition: Something such as a treatment that is painless causes no physical pain. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.