A unique collection of over 200 fun, reproducible word games organized into seven sections covering Development of the English Language (Latin Phrases and Words from William Shakespeare) ... Grammar & Usage (Parts of Speech, Lie and Lay and Misplaced Modifiers) ... Punctuation (Which Punctuation Mark) ... Spelling & Pronunciation (Irregular Plurals and Palindromes) ... Names of People, Places & Things (Places with Colorful Names) ... Language as an Art Form (Euphemisms, Oxymorons and Echoic Words) ... and Miscellaneous Word Games (Expressions Using UP).
Development of the English language.
Stages of development.
Synonyms from Anglo-Saxons and Latin.
Latin and Greek synonyms.
Words from the European Countries.
Words from the Romance Languages.
Words from Asia, the Middle East, and the Islands.
Words from Native American Languages.
Words from William Shakespeare.
Phrases from William Shakespeare.
Phrases from Miguel de Cervantes.
Proverbs from John Heywood.
Origins of words.
More word origins.
Words from brand names.
Generalizations and specialization.
A mysterious example of generalization.
Elevation and degeneration.
Back formation and folk etymology.
Obsolescent and obsolete words.
Neologisms and nonce words.
New words in politics and government.
New words in business and industry.
New terms in science and medicine.
New terms in art and music.
New terms in sports.
New terms for types of people.
New words for foods and fashion.
New names for new products.
Grammar and usage.
Parts of speech.
Types of nouns.
Types of objects.
Principal parts of verbs.
Transitive, intransitive, active, and passive verbs.
Lie and lay.
Nouns or verbs?.
Agreement of subjects and verbs.
Types of pronouns.
Adjectives or adverbs?.
Prefixes and suffixes.
Simple, compound, and complex sentences.
The importance of capital letters.
The importance of punctuation.
Types of punctuation marks.
Which punctuation mark?.
Punctuating a series.
Punctuating appositive and adjective clauses.
Apostrophes in possessive nouns.
Apostrophes in contractions.
The importance of periods and apostrophes.
Spelling and pronunciation.
Rules for spelling plurals.
I before E.
Words with repeated letters.
The "eyes" words.
The "seed" words.
Words containing E's.
Words containing the sound of OO.
Words containing the sounds of A and AR.
Words containing the sounds of E and I.
Words containing the sound of SH.
Unusual vowel combinations.
Words with ABLE and IBLE.
Doubling letters before suffixes.
Similar words often confused.
Synonyms inside words.
Oodles of synonyms.
Same spelling but different pronunciation.
Names of people, places, and things.
Places in the US named after people.
Places in the world named after people.
Meanings of places names.
Places with colorful names.
Items named after places.
Origins of surnames.
Surnames based on occupations.
Names related to animals.
Names of writers.
Items named after people.
Words from mythology.
Origins of brand names.
Names of cars.
Names of birds.
Names of flowers.
Names of imaginary people.
Language an art form.
Techniques in prose writing.
Terms used by writers.
Figures of speech.
Similes and metaphors.
Allusion to fables, myths and literature.
Echoic words (Onomatopoeia).
Rhyme schemes and stanzas.
Concrete poems (Calligrams).
Miscellaneous word games.
Be my Valentine.
Mother's Day and Father's Day.
Shopping for rhymes.
Hink Pink People.
Animals in Sayings.
Terms related to animals.
More animal terms.
Sounds animals make.
Expressions using up.
Expressions involving a series.
Expression involving food.
Terms containing body parts.
Expressions involving body parts.
Baseball and football terms.
Words containing roman numerals.
The wicked witch.
Most beautiful words.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 18th August 1992
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.15 x 21.5 x 1.88
Edition Number: 1