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Getting the Point

A Panic-free Guide to English Punctuation for Adults



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Getting the Point: A Panic-free Guide to English Punctuation for Adults by Jenny Haddon
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This book is for people who've read "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" but who still don't know where the apostrophe should go. It is readable, step-by-step guide by published writers. It is neither dumbed-down, nor dry and academic - filling a gap in the market. This is a user-friendly guide to punctuation which gives step-by-step explanations in clear, readable English. The authors cover all the basics, including sentences and full stops, commas, apostrophes, colons and semi-colons, brackets, hyphens, question marks, inverted commas and paragraphs. It is written for people who work in business or education and need to write professional reports, essays or business letters; creative writers and authors; or simply those who feel they missed out at school. There are examples and quizzes (with answers) throughout. Differences between US and UK punctuation are addressed, making this a useful tool for those learning international English as a second or foreign language. Presented in a pocket-sized hardback with thick paper slipcover, and with witty line illustrations, this book will also be an ideal Christmas gift.

Author Biography

Jenny Haddon has had many books published, including romantic novels under the pen name Sophie Weston. She studied English at the University of Oxford, worked in the City for 18 years and is the Chair of the Romantic Novelists' Association. Elizabeth Hawksley studied English and American Studies at the University of Sussex and has a PGCE from the Institute of Education. She has taught both English and Creative Writing and has had thirteen historical novels published.
Release date NZ
September 21st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Floris Books
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