Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach To Punctuation

byLynne Truss

Paperback | April 11, 2006

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach To Punctuation by Lynne Truss
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The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our world—period.

In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, 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. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry.

Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation.

Title:Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach To PunctuationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.26 X 4.97 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.26 X 4.97 X 0.63 inPublished:April 11, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1592402038

ISBN - 13:9781592402038

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