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The quotable guide to punctuation, Stephen Spector

Label
The quotable guide to punctuation
Title
The quotable guide to punctuation
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Spector
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book makes punctuation more fun and easier to learn than traditional approaches do. It teaches the natural way, by example: each lesson begins with quotes that exemplify good punctuation and sentence structure. Quotations are humorous and informative, drawn from the words of notable figures--Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jerry Seinfeld, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others. Short essays accompany each lesson, showing how each punctuation mark originated and how its use has altered over time. Correct punctuation is vital for clear, accurate, and natural writing. Anyone preparing a course assignment, applying for a job or for college admission, or doing any other formal writing needs to know the standard conventions of punctuation. Yet many people have never been taught how to punctuate. A necessary addition to any writer's bookshelf, this enjoyable book will teach readers to punctuate effectively and confidently--through over 500 memorable quotes and clear explanations of the rules. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spector, Stephen
Dewey number
428.2/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals
  • English language
Label
The quotable guide to punctuation, Stephen Spector
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Punctuation-Who Needs It? -- 1: Defining Some Really Basic Terms -- 2: Apostrophes -- 3: Colons -- 4: Commas -- 5: Dashes -- 6: En Dashes -- 7: Exclamation Points!!!! -- 8: However: How to Get the Punctuation Right Every Time -- 9: Hyphens -- 10: Parentheses and Square Brackets -- 11: Periods -- 12: Ellipses -- 13: Abbreviations, Contractions, Numbers, and Dates -- 14: "The Angry, Aggressive Period" -- 15: Question Marks -- 16: Quotation Marks -- 17: Quotes within Quotes -- 18: Run-on Sentences -- 19: Semicolons -- 20: Starting Sentences with And or But
Control code
1905989
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780190675547
Lccn
2017002691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190675547
  • (OCoLC)980498018
Label
The quotable guide to punctuation, Stephen Spector
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Punctuation-Who Needs It? -- 1: Defining Some Really Basic Terms -- 2: Apostrophes -- 3: Colons -- 4: Commas -- 5: Dashes -- 6: En Dashes -- 7: Exclamation Points!!!! -- 8: However: How to Get the Punctuation Right Every Time -- 9: Hyphens -- 10: Parentheses and Square Brackets -- 11: Periods -- 12: Ellipses -- 13: Abbreviations, Contractions, Numbers, and Dates -- 14: "The Angry, Aggressive Period" -- 15: Question Marks -- 16: Quotation Marks -- 17: Quotes within Quotes -- 18: Run-on Sentences -- 19: Semicolons -- 20: Starting Sentences with And or But
Control code
1905989
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780190675547
Lccn
2017002691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190675547
  • (OCoLC)980498018

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