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We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Lynne Truss
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2004-04-12
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1101218290


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A witty, entertaining, impassioned guide to perfect punctuation, for everyone who cares about precise writing. Not a primer but a 'zero tolerance' manual for direct action.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Lynne Truss
Publisher : Profile Books Limited
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 209 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015061328210


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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.

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Genre Book : Humor
Author Book : Lynne Truss
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release Book : 2011-05-26
Download Book : 244 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780007431595


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See how using (or not using) a comma can change the meaning of a sentence.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Lynne Truss
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 32 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780399244919


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This wordlover and wordsmith's calendar is based on the punctuation sensationEats, Shoots & Leavesthat hit number one on bestseller lists. With such observations as "people truly do not know their apostrophe from their elbow," Lynne Truss has made "the history of punctuation a subject at once urgent, sexy, and hilarious" (John Walsh,The Independent).

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Author Book : Universe Publishing Staff
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Release Book : 2007-08-01
Download Book : 370 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0789316102


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A pocket-sized paperback compendium of the hilariously illustrated #1 New York Times bestselling series of books about punctuation. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons's hilariously re-imagined children's adaptation of Eats, Shoots & Leaves was a wild success when it came out in 2006, spending five weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The Girl's Like Spaghetti and Twenty-Odd Ducks followed with equal success, and now all three are combined into a single, helpful volume! As in the original books, clever side-by-side illustrations demonstrate how carefully (or not) placed punctuation marks can completely alter a sentence's meaning. This compendium edition compiles the best parts from the original books into a humorous punctuation primer.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Lynne Truss
Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Release Book : 2019
Download Book : 64 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781984815743


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For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, a lively, effective, and witty guide to all the ins and outs of the English language, reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point. From commas to colons, apostrophes to adverbs, there are countless ways we can make mistakes when writing or speaking. But do not despair! Great Britain’s most popular grammar guru has created the ultimate modern manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic. In this brilliantly funny and accessible guide to proper punctuation and so much more, Gyles Brandreth explores the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us what we’ve been doing wrong and shows us how, in the future, we can get it right every time. Covering everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs, from age-old conundrums like “lay” vs. “lie,” to the confounding influences of social media on our everyday language, Have You Eaten Grandma? is an endlessly useful and entertaining resource for all.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Gyles Brandreth
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2019-08-13
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781982127428


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Featuring a plethora of examples that show how to get the worst out of the world's most commonly spoken language, Eats, Shites and Leaves is a wittily informative insight into how the English language can be used and abused in the twenty-first century

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Genre Book : Humor
Author Book : A. Parody
Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
Release Book : 2014-07-20
Download Book : 345 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781782432890


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The charming first novel in a new comic crime series from New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss. It's 1957, and Inspector Steine rather enjoys his life as a policeman in the seaside British town of Brighton. As far as he's concerned, the town has no criminals, which means no crime, and no stress. But much to Steine's irritation, there's a new constable in town-the keen and clever Constable Twitten, who sees patterns in small, meaningless burglaries and insists on the strange notion that perhaps all the crime has not been cleared out quite as effectively as Steine thinks. Worse yet, some of Constable Twitten's ideas could be correct: when renowned theater critic A. S. Crystal arrives in Brighton to tell the detective the secret he knows about the still-unsolved Aldersgate Stick-Up Case of 1945, he's shot dead in his seat. With a new murder, a new constable, and a new lead on the decades-old mystery, the Brighton Police Force must scramble to solve this delightfully droll mystery in “the funniest crime novel of 2018” (Wall Street Journal).

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Lynne Truss
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Book : 2018-11-06
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781635570571


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Combining a chronological survey of key influences in the area of usage with discussion of such themes as punctuation, spelling, and pronunciation, tells the story of the battles surrounding English usage.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : David Crystal
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 239 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780199207640