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You don't need a teacher with a mouthful of jargon to help you understand how to make yourself clearly understood. Better Punctuation in 30 Minutes a Day will help you teach...
You don't need a teacher with a mouthful of jargon to help you understand how to make yourself clearly understood. Better Punctuation in 30 Minutes a Day will help you teach yourself. This small, step-by-step handbook is an indispensable guide if you need to:
You can work on your own, at your own speed, and within your own time frame. The rules of punctuation, often confusing and hazy, will finally become clear.
|1.1||Comma Problems/Common Problems||19|
|1.7||Items in a Series||30|
|1.8||Key to Trial Exercises||32|
|1.11||Key to Diagnostic Exercises||38|
|1.12||Review: Your Toolbox||42|
|Chapter 2||End Punctuation||45|
|2.5||Key to Exercises||53|
|Chapter 3||Semicolons and Colons||57|
|3.1||Joining Independent Clauses or Sentences||57|
|3.3||Linking Lists After a Colon||60|
|3.4||Linking a Series||61|
|3.6||Key to Exercises||65|
|3.9||Key to Exercises||77|
|4.4||The Exceptional Apostrophe||86|
|4.6||Key to Exercises||96|
|Chapter 5||Quotation Marks||101|
|5.2||Titles of Short Works||103|
|5.3||Definitions and Words as Words||104|
|5.8||Punctuation With Quotation Marks||109|
|5.9||Single Quotation Marks||110|
|5.11||Key to Exercises||117|
|Chapter 6||Hyphens and Dashes||121|
|6.4||Key to Exercises||128|
|6.7||Key to Exercises||137|
|7.2||Proper Names and Titles||142|
|7.3||Adjectives Formed by Proper Nouns||144|
|7.6||Key to Exercises||149|
|Chapter 8||Abbreviations, Numbers, and Italics||153|
|8.5||Key to Exercises||163|
|Chapter 9||Parentheses and Brackets||167|
|9.4||Key to Exercises||176|
|Chapter 10||Slashes and Ellipses||183|
|10.4||Key to Exercises||206|
|About the Author||223|
Posted April 27, 2002
A small, accessible, usable, stylebook for students or others who feel they have a weakness in this area of writing. Handy, no-nonsense, self-instruction: can be used with or without a teacher to guide you. Humorous examples. Many illustrations and exercises. You'll learn fast alone or with a class.
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Posted April 29, 2005
Developed with the input of her students at New York University, this book has been used in numerous classrooms (I was in one) as the definitive guide to those awful things--commas, semi-colons, etc.--that we should have learned long ago. It's amusing too.
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