Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is. When Eats, Shoots & Leaves came out, and people wanted to know the story. Eats, Shoots & Leaves has ratings and reviews. I have, for some reason, frequently been recommended Lynne Truss’s book, though the reason. The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in.

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This is how I know I’m a real English teacher – I have a shelf dedicated to books just about English. I suppose this is shkots pedantic?

Eatd mentioned at the beginning of the review and through countless horror stories we have heardan absent or misplaced comma can create havoc with keaves meaning of a sentence. Why should a book about how to use commas and colons properly have lodged itself exts No1 in the Amazon bestseller list? She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women’s Journal Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked.

But I am ok with being pathetic. May I read excerpts an this book? Punctuation, in other words, invites you to give careful consideration to the meaning of what you are saying.

Oct 30, Michael Gardner rated it it was amazing. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. Poor writing, she assumes, is due to primarily to ignorance; she deplores shorthand writing for text messages, but fails to consider the utility in that context she doesn’t criticize court stenographers using official shorthand.


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It was exceedingly painful at the time, because the teacher was rather boring and this carried over to the class. This book is perfect or a bit worrying for grammar and punctuation sticklers. Which is rather nice in a book about punctuation.

Having paid money for it oftenwe have a sense of investment and a pride of ownership, not to mention a feel of general virtue.

Could I start one? Apr 11, Pages. The weird thing about this book, a book dedicated ylnne pu This is how I know I’m a real English teacher – I have a shelf dedicated to books just about English.

I had always assumed an apostrophe was there. When was the last time you read a book where you could literally say, “This book has changed my life. I have no formal training other than my school years pertaining to punctuation, and if you were to ask me to define the rules pertaining to when a semicolon should be used, I’d probably guess at something close to right With more thancopies of her book in print in her native England, Lynne Truss is ready to rally the troops on this side of the pond with her rousing cry, Sticklers unite!

Full of humor and information, it explains trusw of the easier nuances to punctuation in a useful and engaging man I confess: A must and an enjoyable read for anyone who cares about our language, for any reader.

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Everyone has something that bugs him or her. 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. She blames the internet for all the books on line and wonders if the book will still be around in twenty years. Topics Reference and languages books The Observer.


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See above the stars of this book, taking a bow; the apostrophe, the comma, the semicolon shkots the colon, xhoots exclamation mark, the question mark, quotes, various types of brackets, the dash, the ellipsis and the hyphen along with italics. East that last sentence, for example, if I had added a comma after ‘elegant’ it would be known as an Oxford comma. She was on Richard and Judy Richard told her that he and Judy were first drawn to each other in part “because they both cared about apostrophes”.

For instance earlier I commented on how I hate how fair evaders always avoid carnivals and good looking people.

Truss understands that punctuation abuse isn’t something that people do intentionally – it’s largely a matter of ignorance, and she wants to help. Aug 12, Michael rated it it was ok Shelves: She has listened to “the man from the Apostrophe Protection Society” yes, it exists but does not sound like a member of any such group.

Cruelty to punctuation is quite unlegislated: