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The new well-tempered sentence : a punctuation handbook for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed

Author: Karen Elizabeth Gordon
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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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 graphics, and further character development and drama -- all the while redeeming punctuation from the perils of boredom. For  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Elizabeth Gordon
ISBN: 0395628830 9780395628836
OCLC Number: 27684698
Notes: Revised edition of: The well-tempered sentence. 1983.
Description: x, 148 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The exclamation point! --
The question mark --
The period --
The semicolon --
The colon --
The hyphen --
The dash --
Quotation marks --
Italics --
Parenthesis --
Brackets.
Responsibility: Karen Elizabeth Gordon.
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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 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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