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I normally avoid colons and semi-colons but I feel like she’s given me a greater understanding of them. Because no, my first language, my mother tongue, is not English. I think she anf have produced the least funny attempt at humor in British publication in the last years.

He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons. View all 6 comments. Whether I actually donned a velvet smoking jacket for the occasion I can’t remember, but I know I deliberately dropped the word “desultory”, and I think I may have used some French.

It also makes no allowance for context and audience. But to master punctuation means more than just being a pedant and a nerd. Yawning was very common then too. Eats, shoots and leaves. View all 17 comments. And it is a must in some cases: The weird thing about this book, a book trus to punctuation, of all things, is that it was popular with people who weren’t English teachers.

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

But this is more than a witty, elegant and passionate book that should be on every writer’s shelf. Then I came to a chapter entitled “Airs and Graces. This book is not a grammar book but an entertaining nonfiction about the most funny misuse of punctuati This is a first book in a while I read in russian.

Apr 20, carol. And then I found this book. I can be forever happy – will you let me be yours? What is especially strange, no, downright scary, is the fact that I know most grammar and punctuation rules better than many a native speaker.

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

It is – to some extent – a depository of different references to world-known classics and how they used punctuation to create their masterpieces. Anyway, to the book. Anr book is a witty rant about the use and misuse of punctuation. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China.

I’ve been told off by my dyslexic -I really can be an awful person partner for rearranging his commas when in fact all he wanted shkots know dammit is if necessary was spelt right something I’m admittedly rather less certain about than the placement of those poor little punctuation marks. For instance earlier I commented on how I hate how fair evaders always avoid carnivals and good looking people. And had a very enjoyable few hours reading the creation of trusx fellow grammar stickler.

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Calendar 3 24 Jun 21, I could go on, but blessedly space forbids. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women’s Journal. Emoticons I thoroughly enjoyed this short, funny book about British punctuation.

The setting is an ordinary Soviet elementary school, first grade. I’m sure it says truss about them – poor, unenlightened souls – than it does about me; for some reason, in particular, very few people understand what a wonderful punctuation mark the semi-colon is, and that it can, and very often should, be used to replace the period.

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

The book fails as an educational tool and cannot be redeemed on its humor or otherwise. I frequently find myself self-conscious about shootw use of punctuation. There are plenty of laughs in this book. You practically do not use semicolons at all. It’s fun, easy to read, explains clearly and humourously, and would make far superior reading to most dull textbooks.

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