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Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style, Richard Lauchman

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Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style
Title
Punctuation at work
Title remainder
simple principles for achieving clarity and good style
Statement of responsibility
Richard Lauchman
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With 19 easy rules of thumb and hundreds of illuminating examples, Punctuation at Work shows you how to wield commas, semicolons, dashes, quotation marks, apostrophes, and more with the precision you need to get your message across--clearly, accurately, and instantly. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lauchman, Richard
Dewey number
428.2
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1450
LC item number
.L36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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American Management Association
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English language
Target audience
adult
Label
Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style, Richard Lauchman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Punctuation can't rescue sense from nonsense -- The main reason to punctuate is to clarify your intent -- One of punctuation's tasks is to supply the various signals given by the voice -- In workplace writing, a sentence should yield its meaning instantly -- Punctuation should be invisible -- Punctuation follows the arrangement of words -- Punctuation indicates how ideas relate -- Punctuation suggests how much emphasis an idea deserves -- Punctuation slows the reading -- Don't count too much on context to make your meaning plain -- Know the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive expressions -- Respect the distinction between that and which -- When is punctuation optional? -- Use the serial comma -- When do I separate adjectives with a comma? -- Use the hyphen to clarify "improvised usage" -- Sometimes, no matter how you punctuate, a reader is going to think it's wrong -- Feed your head -- When you see an odd usage, consider the source -- Apostrophe -- Brackets -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Ellipsis -- Hyphen -- Parentheses -- Period -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Semicolon -- Slash -- Punctuating common sentence structures
Control code
20275758
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780814414941
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009037753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn351269593
  • (OCoLC)351269593
Label
Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style, Richard Lauchman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Punctuation can't rescue sense from nonsense -- The main reason to punctuate is to clarify your intent -- One of punctuation's tasks is to supply the various signals given by the voice -- In workplace writing, a sentence should yield its meaning instantly -- Punctuation should be invisible -- Punctuation follows the arrangement of words -- Punctuation indicates how ideas relate -- Punctuation suggests how much emphasis an idea deserves -- Punctuation slows the reading -- Don't count too much on context to make your meaning plain -- Know the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive expressions -- Respect the distinction between that and which -- When is punctuation optional? -- Use the serial comma -- When do I separate adjectives with a comma? -- Use the hyphen to clarify "improvised usage" -- Sometimes, no matter how you punctuate, a reader is going to think it's wrong -- Feed your head -- When you see an odd usage, consider the source -- Apostrophe -- Brackets -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Ellipsis -- Hyphen -- Parentheses -- Period -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Semicolon -- Slash -- Punctuating common sentence structures
Control code
20275758
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780814414941
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009037753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn351269593
  • (OCoLC)351269593

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