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The New Well Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed - Karen Elizabeth Gordon
The New Well Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
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For over a decade THE WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE has provided instruction and pleasure to the wariest student and the most punctilious scholar alike. Now Karen Elizabeth Gordon has revised and enlarged her classic handbook with fuller explanations of the rules of punctuation, additional whimsical... show more
For over a decade THE WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE has provided instruction and pleasure to the wariest student and the most punctilious scholar alike. Now Karen Elizabeth Gordon has revised and enlarged her classic handbook with fuller explanations of the rules of punctuation, additional whimsical graphics, and further character development and drama -- all the while redeeming punctuation from the perils of boredom. For anyone who has despaired of opening a punctuation handbook (but whose sentences despair without one), THE NEW WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE will teach you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. And as you master the elusive slashes, dots, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip of a bizarre and beguiling comedy of manners. Long-time fans will delight in the further intrigues of cover girl Loona, the duke and duchess, and the mysterious Rosie and Nimrod. The New Well-Tempered Sentence is sure to entertain while teaching you everything you want to know about punctuation. Never before has punctuation been so much fun!
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780395628836 (0395628830)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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cmjwallace
cmjwallace rated it
What kind of freak reads a punctuation handbook for pleasure? Well, I do (blush).But The New Well-Tempered Sentence is not a dry treatise on the do’s and don’ts of writing. Consider the subtitle: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. How could you resist the urge to pee...
Affairs of M/Men
Affairs of M/Men rated it
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I read grammar and punctuation books every few years just to make sure I'm current and haven't taken up some weird habit without knowing it. So most books are a fast read for me and easy to understand. There are generally only a couple of places where I go, "oh, I didn't know that" or "oh, that's wh...
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