Comma Sense

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429906448
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Sleeping Dogs Don t Lay

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429906388
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me

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

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790324
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Commas

Author: Kate Riggs
Publisher: Creative Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781628323283
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rules, rules, rules! English grammar is full of rules. How are we supposed to remember when or why to use all those pesky punctuation marks? Why bother, anyway, in an age of texting and rampant emojis? When a proper foundation is laid, all forms of communication benefit: Punctuate It! gently instructs young readers (and writers) to think carefully about the marks they see and to choose their punctuation to create meaningful sentences. Vibrant, off-the-wall illustrations lend visual appeal, and "Punctuation Practice" sessions offer opportunities for interacting with key ideas presented in each short chapter. A brief activity closes each book. An illustrated guide to the punctuation mark known as the commas, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them.

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.

Garner on Language and Writing

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN:
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Presents a collection of essays on such topics as style, persuasion, contractural and legislative drafting, writing in law practice, and judicial writing.