Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Author Lynne Truss
ISBN-10 1592402038
ISBN-13 9781592402038
Year 2006-04-11
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Avery
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The spirited and scholarly 1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how tos to show how important punctuation is in our worldperiod 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

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The 71F Advantage

The 71F Advantage Author National Defense University Press
ISBN-10 9781907521652
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 548

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ISBN-10 9780007378098
Release 2010-08-19
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