Comma Sense

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429906448
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Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound. Don't expect Comma Sense to be a dry, academic tome. On the contrary, the authors show how each mark of punctuation—no matter how seemingly arcane—can be effortlessly associated with a great American icon: the underrated yet powerful period with Seabiscuit; the jazzy semicolon with Duke Ellington; even the rebel apostrophe with famed outlaw Jesse James. But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy. When you've finished Comma Sense, you'll not only have mastered everything you need to know about punctuation through Lederer and Shore's simple, clear, and right-on-the-mark rules, you'll have had fun doing so. When you're done laughing and learning, you'll be a veritable punctuation whiz, ready to make your marks accurately, sensitively, and effectively.

Comma Sense

Author: John Shore
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ISBN: 9781439561867
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A lighthearted primer on the fundamentals of American-language punctuation devotes a series of chapters to each of the major punctuation marks.

Sleeping Dogs Don t Lay

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429906388
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For years Richard Lederer has enthralled fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty presentation. Now Lederer has teamed up with Richard Dowis to take readers on another journey through the world's most wonderful, albeit perplexing, language. How many times have we all heard the word viable used in company meetings? Lederer and Dowis show us how "viable," somewhere along the line, was extracted from medical books, where it literally means "capable of living," and placed into the business lexicon, where it means...well, who knows? The authors clear up once and for all the confusion between lay and lie and put to rest some common myths about language. The book's finale is a ten-minute writing lesson from which everyone, from rank amateur to seasoned pro, can benefit. These and dozens of other features make this book pure pleasure for language buffs, writers, and teachers. Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay is useful and authoritative as well as fun to read, with humorous touches often popping up where least expected and most needed.

Harbrace College Handbook

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The 13th edition of the "Harbrace College Handbook" is the result of an exhaustive market research effort to make a great handbook even better. During its creation, more than 300 faculty members participated in reviews, surveys, focus groups, and telephone interviews. The result is the first significant revision of the "Handbook" in its history.

A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me

Author: C. Edward Good
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781892123237
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Correct English usage as it's never been taught before: lucidly, memorably, and humorously -- for all ages.

San Diego Magazine

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San Diego Magazine gives readers the insider information they need to experience San Diego-from the best places to dine and travel to the politics and people that shape the region. This is the magazine for San Diegans with a need to know.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790324
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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Script and Scribble

Author: Kitty Burns Florey
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193056
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"A witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated and glossed) excursion through the history of handwriting." —The Wall Street Journal Let a self-confessed "penmanship nut" take you on a tour of the strange and beautiful world of handwriting. Since her Catholic school days learning the Palmer Method, Kitty Burns Florey has been in love with handwriting, and can't imagine a world where schools forego handwriting drills in favor of teaching something called keyboarding. In this "winsome mix of memoir and call to arms" (Chicago Tribune), Florey weaves together the evolution of writing implements and scripts, pen-collecting societies, the golden age of American penmanship, and the growth in popularity of handwriting analysis, and asks the question: Is writing by hand really no longer necessary in today's busy world? "Charmingly composed and handsomely presented," Script & Scribble traces the history of penmanship to the importance of writing by hand in an increasingly digital age (The Boston Globe). From the Trade Paperback edition.

Zen Comma

Author: David Bowman
Publisher: Write Well Publishing
ISBN: 9780988507845
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"Five stars well deserved." Commas are confusing. Unlike other types of punctuation, they are used in many ways. If you want to write clearly and professionally, you need to use commas correctly. Zen Comma will show you how. Zen Comma uses examples, instructions, and anecdotes to teach you the 14 major uses for commas and the most common errors. It also contains exercises to help pinpoint the comma rules you need to learn. Each chapter begins with correct examples, explains the rules for correct usage, covers common errors, and discusses special considerations so you can use commas correctly, intelligently, and conscientiously. Topics include: Commas in Series Commas when Joining Sentences Commas after Introductory Descriptions Commas with Interjections Commas with Appositives Commas with Side Comments Commas with Names Commas with Therefore, Too, and Other Conjunctive Adverbs Commas with Adjective Pairs Commas with Which and Who Commas with Final Descriptions Commas with Parenthetical Expressions and Absolute Phrases Commas with Dates, Addresses, Ages, and Titles Commas with Quotations Commas with Either...Or and Other Correlative Pairs Commas between Subjects and Predicates Commas between Compound Predicates