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Titles in Barron's Painless sequence are textbook vitamins designed specifically for lecture room use through middle-school and highschool scholars. The method of every name is an entice scholars who imagine that the topic is uninteresting, or too tough, or either. The authors, all skilled educators, take a gentle method, exhibiting youngsters what's finest approximately every one topic, and the way possible tricky difficulties should be reworked into enjoyable quizzes, brain-ticklers, and difficult puzzles with rational ideas. here's sensible suggestion that transforms essay writing right into a enjoyable event for heart institution and senior highschool scholars. the writer bargains pointers on enlivening writing with vibrant photographs, smoothing out sentences, silencing the boring passive voice, and including rhythm to writing. He additionally indicates how you can create a template that scholars can use whilst writing learn papers for all topics. furthermore, scholars will locate site reference s brought up through the textual content, which they could entry. mind ticklers (short quizzes) look in the course of the e-book with a solution key on the again.
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The unusual plants were studied by the scientists. (8) 7. The touchdown pass was caught by the speedy receiver. (9) 8. The dance troupe was started by a worldrenowned dancer. (10) 9. Their desire for adventure was tempered by the rough seas. ) This five-step process should rid your writing of most unnecessarily used prepositions. Extreme preposition overuse may require changing the entire paragraph structure to apply the five-step process. For instance, you may need to chop a long sentence into two or three sentences, or convert several offending simple sentences into a concise compound sentence.
The cow jumped over the moon. Wrote, ate, and jumped are verbs because they convey the action performed by the subject. Verbs can also express the state of the subject. He loved his family and country. The teacher hoped her best student was not absent. The students believed they were late. 36 PAI2 1/31/05 10:11 AM Page 37 IDENTIFYING THOSE HARD-WORKING VERBS Similarly, loved, hoped, and believed are verbs because they express the state or mental action of the subject. Finally, the last utility of a word functioning as a verb is to connect the subject of the sentence to a complement.
Janet was under the mistaken assumption that she was not liked. (11) 6. The senator’s remarks were under intense scrutiny. ) 20 PAI1 1/31/05 10:07 AM Page 21 FIVE STEPS TO ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY PREPOSITIONS Take advantage of the power of adjectives An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun and tells which one, what kind, or how many. Adjectives help your readers visualize your facts, characters, and point of view. The next step of the technique requires that, where possible, you convert the remaining unnecessary prepositions and their accompanying words to adjectives.