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The Best Punctuation Book Period

Author : June Casagrande
ISBN : 9781607744948
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Joy Of Syntax

Author : June Casagrande
ISBN : 9780399581076
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Language columnist June Casagrande presents a fun and breezy guide to everything a grown-up interested in grammar needs to know. When it comes to grammar, it seems like everyone—even die-hard word nerds—feel they "missed something" in school. The Joy of Syntax picks up where sixth grade left off, providing a fresh foundation in English syntax served up by someone with an impressive record of making this otherwise inaccessible subject a true joy. With simple, pithy information on everything from basic parts of speech and sentence structure to usage and grammar pitfalls, this guide provides everything you need to approach grammar with confidence.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Frugal Book Promoter 3rd Edition

Author : Carolyn Howard-Johnson
ISBN : 9781615994687
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Frugal Book Promoter assures your book gets the best possible start in life, whether your publisher assigns zero dollars or thousands to your book’s marketing campaign. A former publicist, the author provides no-nonsense basics to build the essentials you need to build a time-saving social media campaign and knock’em dead lists of influencers that will be more effective than anything you could buy. Pick and choose from dozens of ideas for promotions that she developed or refined through extensive (and award-winning) book campaigns of her own. Several will match your pocketbook and personality. "The most expensive part of book promotion are the mistakes. This book will save you time and money." --Dan Poynter, legendary author of The Self-Publishing Manual "Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Frugal Book Promoter is... a classic!" "[Carolyn Howard-Johnson is] an incessant promoter who develops and shares new approaches for book promotion." --Marilyn Ross, founder, Small Publishers of North America and coauthor of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing. "The Frugal Book Promoter has given me ideas that would never have occurred to me and has changed the way I think about book promotion." -- Mark Logie, award-winning poet and short-story writer Carolyn Howard-Johnson (@FrugalBookPromo) is a multi award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is a former publicist for a New York PR firm and a marketing instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She has appeared on hundreds of TV and radio stations both nationally and locally, and her poetry, essays, columns and stories are published frequently in journals and on the web. She admits to loving marketing almost as much as she loves writing. Learn more at From Modern History Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Rob Kyff
ISBN : 9781945630118
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding And Teaching English Spelling

Author : Adam Brown
ISBN : 9781351621861
Genre : Education
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Concise and engaging, this text provides pre-service and practicing English language teachers with the knowledge they need to successfully teach the spelling of English. Offering context and explanation for the English spelling system as well as uniquely addressing specific problems in learning the spelling of English words, this book empowers readers with strategies for coping with these problems. Divided into six accessible sections, Brown covers the history of English spelling, the influence of technology on spelling, the role of punctuation, the features of present-day English spelling, teaching strategies for coping with difficult spelling, and the future of spelling and literacy. The short, digestible chapters include practical learning objectives and end-of-chapter exercises to help teachers understand and explain English spelling concepts.
Category: Education

To Comma Or Not To Comma

Author : Arlene Miller
ISBN : 0998416568
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Why do commas have so many rules? Does the period go before or after the quotation mark? How do I use an ellipsis? Is a semicolon much different from a colon? Find out the answers to these and all your other punctuation questions in To Comma or Not to Comma, the latest grammar book from Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Anita Ganeri
ISBN : 9781406246216
Genre : English language
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This book examines punctuation, explaining what it is and how it is used. The text is accompanied by bright, colourful sentence diagrams designed to clarify basic grammatical concepts, while engaging photographs and eye-catching illustrations make the book visually appealing to young readers. A quiz at the back of the book helps to cement what the reader has learned.
Category: English language

Pause And Effect

Author : M.B. Parkes
ISBN : 9781351912464
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From its publication in 1992 Pause and Effect has become a cornerstone of the study of punctuation across the world. Described as 'magisterial' by Lynne Truss in her best-selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves, this book has stimulated interest and scholarly debates among writers, literary critics, philosophers, linguists, rhetoricians, palaeographers and all those who study the use of language. To celebrate this extraordinary achievement, Pause and Effect has been republished in September 2008, coinciding with the publication of the author's new work, Their Hands Before Our Eyes. The first part of Pause and Effect identifies the graphic symbols of punctuation and deals with their history. It covers the antecedents of the repertory of symbols, as well as the ways in which the repertory was refined and augmented with new symbols to meet changing requirements. The second part offers a short general account of the principal influences which have contributed to the ways in which the symbols have been applied in texts, focusing on the evidence of the practice itself rather than on theorists. The treatment enables the reader to compare usages in different periods, and to isolate the principles which underlie the use of punctuation in all periods. The examples and plates which are at the core of the book provide the reader with an opportunity to test the author's observations. The examples are taken from a wide range of literary texts from different periods and languages. Latin texts are accompanied by English translation intended to illustrate the use of punctuation in the originals in so far as this is possible.
Category: Literary Criticism

Practical Punctuation

Author : Daniel H. Feigelson
ISBN : 0325009066
Genre : Education
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Dan has made it his business to delve into punctuation, and we are all the wiser for the impressive and exciting writing about the subject that he has done in this book. - Carl Anderson Author of How's It Going? and Assessing Writers In all the books I've read about written language, Dan's is the first to explore the mind's ear.... He has actually changed the way I read as well as write. How lucky we are to (finally) have an intellectually engaging exploration of what we have too long considered drudgery.... When you consider Dan's approach, you'll wonder how you ever taught another way. - Ellin Oliver Keene Coauthor of Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition, and author of To Understand Get ready to be taken by the hand by a master teacher who will show you how to teach students the rules of punctuation in clearly defined lessons. From the first page I was eager to take this book to my own teaching. - Mary Ehrenworth Author of The Power of Grammar Punctuation is important. Period. Good writers know the rules, but skilled punctuators don't simply go by the conventions. They use punctuation to make meaning. Practical Punctuation shows you how to help students discover the relationship between punctuation and meaning - and how they can use it to improve their writing. Practical Punctuation's strategies help writers connect periods, commas, and dashes to mood, emphasis, and rhythm. Dan Feigelson's ready-to-use lessons provide opportunities to: show students the purposes of punctuation before teaching them the rules give writers chances to experiment with punctuating model the thinking that goes into punctuating teach conventions explicitly, but not absolutely hold students accountable for punctuation in formal writing. Feigelson's lessons are highly structured. They demonstrate how to teach punctuation as a craft tool with writers of varying sophistication or age: beginners: ending punctuation intermediate-stage writers: the comma advanced writers: internal punctuation and cadence. Feigelson includes a handy teacher's reference guide to punctuation as well as grade-by-grade guidelines that make assessing punctuation simpler. And his interviews with world-renowned authors will help you and your writers better understand the power punctuation has to impart meaning. Read Practical Punctuation and help students make choices with punctuation - instead of letting punctuation rules make choices for them.
Category: Education

The Quotable Guide To Punctuation

Author : Stephen Spector
ISBN : 9780190675547
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book makes punctuation more fun and easier to learn than traditional approaches do. It teaches the natural way, by example: each lesson begins with quotes that exemplify good punctuation and sentence structure. Quotations are humorous and informative, drawn from the words of notable figures--Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jerry Seinfeld, Taylor Swift, Beyonc�, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others. Short essays accompany each lesson, showing how each punctuation mark originated and how its use has altered over time. Correct punctuation is vital for clear, accurate, and natural writing. Anyone preparing a course assignment, applying for a job or for college admission, or doing any other formal writing needs to know the standard conventions of punctuation. Yet many people have never been taught how to punctuate. A necessary addition to any writer's bookshelf, this enjoyable book will teach readers to punctuate effectively and confidently--through over 500 memorable quotes and clear explanations of the rules.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines