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by Richard Lederer

  • Author: Richard Lederer
  • ISBN: 0312342551
  • ISBN13: 978-0312342555
  • ePub: 1330 kb | FB2: 1147 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (July 10, 2007)
  • Pages: 160
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 500
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Comma Sense: A Fun-damental Guide to Punctuation ePub download

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Comma sense: a fundamental guide to punctuation. Richard Lederer, P.

Comma Sense is a clear, entertaining, and just plain helpful guide to the American rules of punctuation. Lynne Truss, New York Times bestselling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Of my 465 books on punctuation--I've read them all--Comma Sense is the wisest and funniest. It's the only one you really need. Authors Richard Lederer and John Shore don't take Truss' no-prisoners approach, but rather try to convince us that getting the comma in the right place can be fun. "The power's in the punctuation, baby," write Lederer and Shore. And we're gonna show you how to be a power pack of punctuational potency.

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Not just another book on punctuation! What can Comma Sense: A Fundamental Guide To Punctuation hold over its many competitors? 'Fun' is the operative word here, as Richard Lederer and John Shore poke fun at the misuse of punctuation and how choices in punctuation ca. .

Not just another book on punctuation! What can Comma Sense: A Fundamental Guide To Punctuation hold over its many competitors? 'Fun' is the operative word here, as Richard Lederer and John Shore poke fun at the misuse of punctuation and how choices in punctuation can have very different results. Plenty of examples come couched in this humor, which makes Comma Sense quite easy to learn. Comma Sense: A Fun-damental Guide to Pronunciation. com User, October 15, 2005

Richard Lederer (born May 26, 1938) is an American author, speaker, and teacher.

Richard Lederer (born May 26, 1938) is an American author, speaker, and teacher. He has been dubbed "the Wizard of Idiom," "Attila the Pun," and "Conan the Grammarian. Comma Sense: A Fundamental Guide to Punctuation, co-authored with John Shore-Published by St. Martin's Press (August 2005).

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Introduce students to grammar expert and humorist Richard Lederer. Have students punctuate these sentences. a clever dog knows its master.

Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound.Don't expect Comma Sense to be a dry, academic tome. On the contrary, the authors show how each mark of punctuation―no matter how seemingly arcane―can be effortlessly associated with a great American icon: the underrated yet powerful period with Seabiscuit; the jazzy semicolon with Duke Ellington; even the rebel apostrophe with famed outlaw Jesse James. But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy. When you've finished Comma Sense, you'll not only have mastered everything you need to know about punctuation through Lederer and Shore's simple, clear, and right-on-the-mark rules, you'll have had fun doing so. When you're done laughing and learning, you'll be a veritable punctuation whiz, ready to make your marks accurately, sensitively, and effectively.

Shalinrad
My own English skills were fading, and then a found this nifty book. Comma Sense is fun and fast. The authors take a common sense approach to grammatical rules usually too hard for us mere mortals to understand, or remember for the entirety of of our natural lives. If you want a quick refresher without being bogged down by a million pages of mind numbing ruler smacks to your brain, then this little beauty is the book for you.
DarK-LiGht
This book is great! The information is thorough, but presented in a way that makes it fun to read. Very humorous and uses analogous that make the concepts easy to remember. Bought one for someone else, but going to order myself a copy after speed reading the present before I gave it!
caster
This author's books are always enjoyable--interesting & funny. This one helps to combat the previous era of "36 uses of the comma", although, surprisingly, today more commas are used than earlier, even though e-mail has contributed to many shortcuts in writing & spelling.
Matty
Ok...but a bit corny. The information presented is helpful, but the presentation is goofy. But then again, I knew that going in.
Imagine the drill-sergeant High School English teacher...this is the opposite to that person. I need something in between.
Adrierdin
For me, personally, this was the right book at the right time.

I was searching for a source that would support or contrast the recent (British) publication entitled: EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES which, while an excellent and useful guide, left me confounded regarding its appropriateness for American English. This matter was settled promptly by the authors of the subject.

My recent re-interest in writing improvement and excellence, aside from standard business letters, has been spurned by an increased usage of email.

I am familiar with Richard Lederer's work and use of humor, and this lived up to and exceeded my expectations: All issues pertaining to punctuation are addressed; and all conceivable questions answered.

Additionally, the handy "review" section following the last chapter makes this an invaluable, easy-to-use, portable guide.

This is far more than recommendable: it's necessary!
Forcestalker
The comma seems to be a simple punctuation mark yet incorrect usage will destroy your message confusing the reader. Comma Sense is one of four books by four authors whom I have at hand as professors truly dislike incorrect comma usage.
GODMAX
I love this book and refer to it often. The book's format makes it very easy to find what you are looking for, with lots of examples to show how a certain punctuation is used.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to brush up on their rusty knowledge.
Makes clear and understandable the reasons for punctuation. Tongue in cheek and entertaining while presenting all you ever wanted to know about those irritating little marks.
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