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Punctuation by Robert Allen
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Perfect for you if you have problems with punctuation, this new book is packed full of sound advice that will boost your self-confidence. In two sections-one giving step-by-step advice, and the other a quick reference section-it gives common strategies for making the right choices, and uses real examples from newspapers, magazines, and literature. Highly practical and designed for adults, it makes an often forbidding subject readable. Illustrated: cartoons, boxes, 'dos' and 'don'ts', easy to follow sections Practical: how punctuation can improve your writing, how to structure a sentence, compound and complex sentences, using semicolons or colons, speech and quotations, and more Problem solving: where to place commas, punctuation in addresses, numbers, and dates, complex sentences, full stops in abbreviations Point-by-point: guidance on each punctuation mark, including brackets, dashes, slashes, question marks, apostrophes, hyphens

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: ABOUT THIS BOOK; 1. What is punctuation for?; 2. Why punctuation matters; 3. Helping yourself; 4. Building paragraphs and sentences; 5. Punctuating sentences; 6. Punctuating speech and quotations; 7. Punctuating words and phrases; 8. Special uses of punctuation; CONTENTS; Punctuation marks; Further reading; Glossary; INDEX
Release date NZ
July 25th, 2002
Volume editor John Seely
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
numerous line drawings, boxes, flow diagrams
Oxford University Press
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