Eats, Shoots & Leaves

The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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Cover Art for 9780007329069, Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
ISBN: 9780007329069
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 1 October, 2009
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens. We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in. 'Its Summer!' screams a sign that sets our teeth on edge. 'Pansy's ready', we learn to our considerable interest ('Is she?') as we browse among the bedding plants. It is not only the rules of punctuation that have come under attack but also a sense of why they matter. In this runaway bestseller, Lynne Truss takes the fight to emoticons and greengrocers' apostrophes with a war cry of 'Sticklers unite!'

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