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Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions
Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions
Paperback      ISBN: 0844273112

Once they have learned the basics of Spanish grammar, students can use this book to build on their knowl edge of Spanish pronouns and prepositions. '

Painless Spelling
Painless Spelling
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0764134353

The author points out ways in which recognizing sound and letter patterns makes spelling easier. Also important are recognition of diphthongs, silent letters, compound and abbreviated words, contractions, homophones, homographs, prefixes, suffixes, and base words. "Brain tickler" problems challenge students' imaginations and test their learning progress.

Barron's popular Painless Series of study guides for middle school and high school students offer a lighthearted, often humorous approach to their subjects, transforming details that might once have seemed boring or difficult into a series of interesting and mentally challenging ideas. Most titles in the series feature many fun-to-solve "Brain Tickler" problems with answers at the end of each chapter.
The Best of Forgotten English: Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore
The Best of Forgotten English
Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore
Paperback      ISBN: 1416245995

Absorbing, enriching and often hilarious, this book provdides a fascinating glimpse into the wonderful world of archaic words and their definitions

Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric
Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric
Hardcover      ISBN: 1567923852

Ward Farnsworth details the timeless principles of rhetoric that have held good from Ancient Greece to the present day, drawing on examples in the English language of consummate masters of prose, such as Lincoln, Churchill, Dickens, Melville, Burke & Pain.

Manual Completo de los Verbos en Ingles
Manual Completo de los Verbos en Ingles
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071444963

The quickest, easiest way for Spanish speakers to master English verbs

Ideal for business, travel, or living in an English-speaking world, Manual completo de los verbos en ingles presents the English verb system in a single, compact volume for beginning- to intermediate-level language learners. Written in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, it provides numerous examples illustrating verbs in action, and notes containing important insights into the meanings and usages of different forms. This updated and expanded second edition includes practical exercises and an answer key, making it an ideal learning tool for ESL students.

The perfect way for Spanish speakers to master English verbs, Manual completo de los verbos en ingles

  • Focuses on the most commonly used verbs in English
  • Covers regular and irregular verbs, grouped according to their patterns
  • Presents auxiliary verbs with complete examples of all their tenses
  • Demonstrates how verbs are integrated into complete sentences
  • Clearly explains the meaning and usage of different verb forms
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Paperback      ISBN: 1592402038
The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to's to show how important punctuation is in our world--period.

In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry.

Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation.

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
The Sense of Style
The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0143127799
"Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem." --Time.com

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing--and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now.

In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times-bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
Italian Pronouns and Prepositions
Italian Pronouns and Prepositions
Paperback      ISBN: 0071753826

Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage, combined with extensive practice, for beginning and intermediate language learners. This new edition features a new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they've acquired.

About the Book
This new edition in the successful Practice Makes Perfect series, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a detailed examination of these two essential aspects of grammar, which language learners need to master to communicate with confidence. Learners of a foreign language often have difficulty with these areas because the usage of pronouns or prepositions rarely translates directly from English to the new language. Thus, language learners need much more practice in the areas of pronoun and preposition usage than is provided in general grammar books.

This book provides clear explanations of the usage of pronouns and prepositions, followed by practical examples illustrating and clarifying each point. Extensive and varied exercises provide ample opportunity to practice. Answers to all questions are provided at the back of the book, providing immediate feedback.

The new edition features a brand-new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they've acquired throughout the book.

Key Selling Features

  • New edition features a brand-new review chapter
  • Details all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage
  • Clarifies the subtleties of pronouns and prepositions that often escape language learners
  • Highly varied and extensive exercises for practice
  • Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout
  • Answer key provided for reference and quick feedback
  • Combines the best elements of instruction and practice so readers find all they need in one book.
Italian Phrasebook
Italian Phrasebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0071456600

Valuable portable guides packed with essential foreign words and phrases

This fresh new series from the language experts at Teach Yourself is just what on-the-go students, businesspeople, and travelers have been looking for. Beginning with an easy-to-read pronunciation guide, each full-color phrase book features all the phrases and sentences readers need to communicate effectively and accurately while abroad.

Each Teach Yourself Phrasebook: Covers all must-know vocabulary and phrases for typical situations, from making reservations and getting around to shopping and obtaining medical help Includes color-coded bands for quick access to the required topic Provides easy-to-read transliterations to help travelers with pronunciation, as well as useful travel tips Includes "expressions you will hear"sections and a 1,000-word dictionary Offers an appendix with abbreviations, national holidays, distances between cities, conversion tables, embassies and consultates, useful phone numbers, and common signs and notices

Invisible Forms: A Guide to Literary Curiosities
Invisible Forms
A Guide to Literary Curiosities
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312266065

Focuses on the hidden side of literature including titles, dedications, epigraphs, acknowledgements, prefaces, footnotes, and indexes.