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From: SAT Practice: The New Verbal Section

Table of Contents

Who Should Read this Book?. 2
Introduction. 3
Conventions used. 5
Chapter 1. 8
Vocabulary: Baby Bear and the Yard Sculpture. 8
Glossary. 9
Quiz. 11
Language Notes. 12
Common Errors: singular and plural 12
Answers. 14
Archaic usages. 16
Projects. 16
Chapter 2. 17
Vocabulary: Baby Bear and the Big Cheese. 17
Quiz. 22
Language Notes. 23
Avoiding Repetition. 23
Projects. 24
Chapter 3. 25
Vocabulary: The Billy Goats Gruff, the Sequel 25
Glossary. 27
Quiz. 29
Language Notes. 30
Common Errors: sentence fragments. 30
Common Errors: the run-on sentence. 31
Varied sentence structure. 31
Projects. 32
Chapter 4. 34
Vocabulary: The Prince. 34
Glossary. 36
Quiz. 38
Answers. 39
Language Notes. 39
Lists. 39
Projects. 40
Chapter 5. 41
Vocabulary: Cinderella. 41
Glossary. 42
Quiz. 43
Answers. 44
Language Notes. 44
The world's largest usage dictionary. 44
Projects. 45
Chapter 6. 46
Vocabulary: The Fox, the Owl, and the Spinach Lasagna. 46
Glossary. 47
Quiz. 47
Answers. 48
Language Notes. 49
Common Errors: troubles with case. 49
Pronoun Declension. 49
Case Quiz. 51
Answers. 52
Projects. 55
Chapter 7. 56
Vocabulary: The Bat and the Sandwich, Part 1. 56
Glossary. 58
Quiz. 61
Answers. 62
Language Notes. 62
Common Errors, modifiers. 62
Projects. 63
Chapter 8. 65
Vocabulary: The Bat and the Sandwich, Part 2. 65
Glossary. 67
Quiz. 68
Answers. 69
Language Notes. 70
Metaphors. 70
Mixed Metaphors. 70
Similes. 71
Projects.
Chapter 9. 72
Vocabulary: The Troll, the Wolf, and the Egg Whisk. 72
Glossary. 75
Quiz. 77
Answers. 78
Language Notes. 78
Our strange language. 78
Projects. 80
Appendix A.. 81
Glossary. 81
Appendix B.. 96
Parts of Speech. 96
Personal Pronoun Declension. 96
Prepositions. 97
Verbs. 97
Appendix C.. 104
Fundamental Greek and Latin roots. 104
8182   Excerpted with permission from SAT Practice: The New Verbal Section.