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    Word Power Made Easy

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    Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary

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    How can I work it out?

    a. (The) Word Power (is) Made Easy
    b. (The)Word Power (was) Made Easy
    c. (The) Word Power (have been) Made Easy

    What do you think?

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    https://www.amazon.com/Word-Power-Ma.../dp/110187385X

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    Re: Word Power Made Easy

    It is a participial phrase with "word power" modified by "made easy". What is there to work out?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Word Power Made Easy

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It is a participial phrase with "word power" modified by "made easy". What is there to work out?
    I think the structure in "Word Power Made Easy" is like it in "All rights reserved".

    We take "All rights reserved" to mean "All rights (are) reserved", so how about "Word Power Made Easy"?
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    Re: Word Power Made Easy

    If I had to lengthen the book title into a complete sentence, it would be "In this book, we have made word power easy for you". If you want a longer sentence, but with the words in the same order as the title, then "This book contains information about word power, and we have made it easy for you to understand".

    Edit: Here's a third one. "The subject of word power has been made easy to understand by the authors of this book". This is closer to your example c) in post #1.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Word Power Made Easy

    Thank you both.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I had to lengthen the book title into a complete sentence, it would be "In this book, we have made word power easy for you". If you want a longer sentence, but with the words in the same order as the title, then "This book contains information about word power, and we have made it easy for you to understand".

    Edit: Here's a third one. "The subject of word power has been made easy to understand by the authors of this book". This is closer to your example c) in post #1.
    And now I know there is no need to add "the" before "word power". I assume that this is because not any specific but all word power made easy.
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    Re: Word Power Made Easy

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Thank you both.



    And now I know there is no need to add "the" before "word power". I assume that this is because not any specific but all word power made easy.
    Word power is a subject. You don't say "the maths made easy".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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