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The Resource Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style, Richard Lauchman

Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style, Richard Lauchman

Label
Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style
Title
Punctuation at work
Title remainder
simple principles for achieving clarity and good style
Statement of responsibility
Richard Lauchman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1450
LC item number
.L36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style, Richard Lauchman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Punctuation can't rescue sense from nonsense -- The main reason to punctuate is to clarify your intent -- One of punctuation's tasks is to supply the various signals given by the voice -- In workplace writing, a sentence should yield its meaning instantly -- Punctuation should be invisible -- Punctuation follows the arrangement of words -- Punctuation indicates how ideas relate -- Punctuation suggests how much emphasis an idea deserves -- Punctuation slows the reading -- Don't count too much on context to make your meaning plain -- Know the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive expressions -- Respect the distinction between that and which -- When is punctuation optional? -- Use the serial comma -- When do I separate adjectives with a comma? -- Use the hyphen to clarify "improvised usage" -- Sometimes, no matter how you punctuate, a reader is going to think it's wrong -- Feed your head -- When you see an odd usage, consider the source -- Apostrophe -- Brackets -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Ellipsis -- Hyphen -- Parentheses -- Period -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Semicolon -- Slash -- Punctuating common sentence structures
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
202 p.
Isbn
9780814414941
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009037753
System control number
  • 1338086
  • (OCoLC)ocn351269593
  • (DLC) 2009037753
  • 1338086
Label
Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style, Richard Lauchman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Punctuation can't rescue sense from nonsense -- The main reason to punctuate is to clarify your intent -- One of punctuation's tasks is to supply the various signals given by the voice -- In workplace writing, a sentence should yield its meaning instantly -- Punctuation should be invisible -- Punctuation follows the arrangement of words -- Punctuation indicates how ideas relate -- Punctuation suggests how much emphasis an idea deserves -- Punctuation slows the reading -- Don't count too much on context to make your meaning plain -- Know the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive expressions -- Respect the distinction between that and which -- When is punctuation optional? -- Use the serial comma -- When do I separate adjectives with a comma? -- Use the hyphen to clarify "improvised usage" -- Sometimes, no matter how you punctuate, a reader is going to think it's wrong -- Feed your head -- When you see an odd usage, consider the source -- Apostrophe -- Brackets -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Ellipsis -- Hyphen -- Parentheses -- Period -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Semicolon -- Slash -- Punctuating common sentence structures
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
202 p.
Isbn
9780814414941
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009037753
System control number
  • 1338086
  • (OCoLC)ocn351269593
  • (DLC) 2009037753
  • 1338086

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