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Help a Thief! And Other Misadventures in Punctuation


Help a Thief! And Other Misadventures in Punctuation

SKU: 9781789293616 Category: Product ID: 305050


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Title: Help a Thief! And Other Misadventures in Punctuation
Publication date: 28/10/2021
Price: $16.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

The trouble with punctuation – well, one of the troubles, anyway – is that too many of the experts suggest leaving it to the writer’s judgement. What use is that if you’ve simply never been taught the difference between a colon and a semicolon, or where those wretched apostrophes go?

Caroline Taggart, who has made a name for herself expounding on the subjects of grammar, usage and words generally (and who for decades made her living putting in the commas in other people’s work), takes her usual gently humorous approach to punctuation. She points out what matters and what doesn’t; why using six exclamation marks where one will do is perfectly OK in a text but will lose you marks at school; why hang glider pilots in training really need a hyphen; and how throwing in the odd semicolon will impress your friends. Sometimes opinionated but never dogmatic, she is an ideal guide to the (perceived) minefield that is punctuation.

ISBN: 9781789293616
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Pages: 192

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Dimensions 198 × 129 mm