Painless Junior: Grammar

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Barron's Educational Series, May 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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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 facility in correct English usage. " Grammar World "is a make-believe amusement park where boys and girls are introduced in chapter one to the animals who teach them about different kinds of sentences: statements and questions, commands and exclamations, subjects and predicates, combining sentences, and how to avoid fragments and run-on sentences. Chapter two takes kids to Grammar World's rides, where they learn about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and several other parts of speech. Chapter three takes them to the Water Park, where they learn how to use verbs. Chapter four is a dolphin show, and explanation of prepositions, prepositional phrases, conjunctions, and interjections. The fifth and final chapter is a fireworks display, in which kids learn punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, and other details that will help them write clearly and correctly.


 

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Contents

Sentences The Animals
ii
SENTENCES
3
STATEMENTS AND QUESTIONS
4
COMMANDS AND EXCLAMATIONS
5
SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES
7
COMBINING SENTENCES
15
SENTENCE FRAGMENTS AND RUNON SENTENCES
19
Nouns Pronouns and Adjectives The Rides
29
LINKING VERBS
66
HELPING VERBS
67
ADVERBS
69
STRONG VERBS VERSUS WEAK VERBS
72
VERB TENSES
77
SUBJECTVERB AGREEMENT
80
IRREGULAR VERBS
81
Prepositions Conjunctions and Interjections The Dolphin Show
89

COMMON AND PROPER NOUNS
31
SINGULAR AND PLURAL NOUNS
33
POSSESSIVE NOUNS
35
PRONOUNS
37
SUBJECT AND OBJECT PRONOUNS
38
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS
43
ADJECTIVES
46
ARTICLES
49
ADJECTIVES AFTER LINKING VERBS
50
ADJECTIVES THAT COMPARE
51
CONTRACTIONS
53
Verbs and Adverbs The Water Park
63
ACTION VERBS
65
PREPOSITIONS
91
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES
92
CONJUNCTIONS
96
INTERJECTIONS
100
Mechanics and Other Stuff The Fireworks
121
PUNCTUATION
123
CAPITALIZATION
125
ABBREVIATIONS
127
Putting It All Together
133
Answer Key
139
INDEX
157
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About the author (2007)

Marciann McClarnon is an elementary school teacher, and also teaches literature in the Associates Program for Indiana Wesleyan University. She was named Teacher of the Year in 1991 by the Indiana Humanities Council.

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