Comma Sense

But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy.

Author: Richard Lederer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429906449

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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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.

Comma Sense

Comma Sense by Ellen Feld is your go-to book for all thing's grammar. Understand the rules of adverbs, punctuation, abbreviations, prepositions, and much more. Learn how to write technically, professionally, and personally.

Author: Ellen Field


ISBN: 1642507253



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Common Sense

Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the Following Interesting Subjects, viz.

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 1587332299

Category: Monarchy

Page: 72

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Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the Following Interesting Subjects, viz.: I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession. III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs. IV. Of the Present Ability of America, with some Miscellaneous Reflections

A Creed Founded on Truth and Common Sense

before he reads , I hope there will not be found many more to obscure the Sense .
That there are Italicks where there should be none , and that ... i line 12 , read
Occurrences . p . 3 . line 34 , for his r this . P. 4.1 . 14 put a Comma after Morality .

Author: John Dove


ISBN: OXFORD:N11679291


Page: 140

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A Common sense View of the Books of the Old Testament

Often , also , bad work was made in dividing the page into verses , by letting a
verse end with a comma before any full sense was expressed . Sometimes , even
, a chapter ends with a comma instead of continuing until a full stop would give
the ...

Author: Rufus Phineas Stebbins



Category: Bible

Page: 328

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A Common Sense Guide to English for Foreigners

All the items in the same should be set off by a comma , and it should close with a
period . Every important word in the Salutation should begin with a capital letter ,
and the whole should be followed by a comma . Voyages of Discovery .

Author: Oscar Weineck


ISBN: CHI:44317271

Category: English language

Page: 265

View: 356


A common sense grammar of the English language by R H

And the difference between it and the Possessive Case plural , consists , merely
in the change of the comma from before ... CASE , in the philosophic , the
common - sense consideration of the subject , is the nature of the relation which
exists ...

Author: Reuben Harvey


ISBN: OXFORD:600083266


Page: 65

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The Essence of Ethical Pragmatism The Common Sense Philosophy

Misuse words? I think it does for at least four reasons: 1. Effective communication
minimizes the chances of misunderstandings in social, familial, or business
settings. (Remember the famous story about the comma that cost the | 145 THE ...

Author: E. Dennis Brod


ISBN: 9781483454368



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Common Sense in Business Or Practical Answers to Practical Questions on the True Principles and Laws of Success in Farming Manufactures Speculation and Buying and Selling Merchandise

... good penmanship made Shipley's fortune — Importance of punctuation —
Want of comma cost a merchant a thousand ... ornamental art - How to cultivate
the senses- 5 — How the faculty of MEMORY may be improved - Brassey's
wonderful ...

Author: Edwin Troxell Freedley



Category: Business

Page: 378

View: 370


Common Sense about Writing

It is really a powerful comma and invaluable in situations where a comma would
be weak or confusing . It is useful ( 1 ) to separate the main clauses of a
compound sentence ( which may contain commas in themselves ) : A new
shooter will ...

Author: Thomas H. Cain

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1967 .

ISBN: UCAL:B4320283

Category: English language

Page: 157

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An Appeal to the Common Sense of all Christian People more particularly the members of the Church of England with regard to an important point of Faith and Practice imposed on their consciences by church authority By a Member of the Church of England i e William Hopkins etc

Page 271 , line the last , there should be a comma only at persons ; and a full
point at worship , page 272 , line - 2 . Page 275 , lines 14. 15. read 9 , 10 , instead
of Page 285 ; line the last , - read 40 instead of 42 . Page 286 , line 1 ] , read ...



ISBN: BL:A0019924635


Page: 315

View: 367


Common Sense Applied to Motion and Time Study

While most of us feel the need for a common clearing ground for such information
, very little has as yet been done . Individual companies have in the past few
years made definite progress in the direction . Such data is often made up as
shown ...

Author: Allan Herbert Mogensen


ISBN: WISC:89083913715

Category: Factory and industrial management

Page: 228

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Common Sense

Postbag : L.S.C. , Simonstown , writes : as A grow I HAVE JUST READ THE
ARTICLE in the December issue of Common Sense , by Ivor J. Beer , on Can
Christians still accept the Church ? Whilst agreeing with the justice of some of his



ISBN: STANFORD:36105013617407

Category: Christianity and other religions


View: 401


Common Sense Personal Computing

... can be used by some DBMS . Common data formats are : " ASCII comma -
delimited " ... to consider a more powerful one . Reaching Out :
Telecommunications and Modems If you believe the 104 COMMON SENSE

Author: Walt Crawford


ISBN: UOM:39015025252795

Category: Computers

Page: 204

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Common Sense about Dyslexia

... and not capitalized , - omitted the period , - omitted beginning quotation marks ,
substituted a comma for the exclamation mark , — wrote the closing quotation
marks ... He COMMON SENSE ABOUT DYSLEXIA Drawings of the Visual

Author: Anne Marshall Huston


ISBN: UVA:X001302450

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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Describes the causes and symptoms of dyslexia, discusses screening procedures, and tells parents and teachers how they can help dyslexic children

Common Sense in a Complex World

Looking around at where you are and where you want to go , thinking about the
situation , applying all the information you can get , using your thinking structure -
- that ' s what common sense is all about . And that ' s what will lead you to your ...

Author: James L. Blake

Publisher: Common Sense Information Publishing

ISBN: 0962123005

Category: Common sense

Page: 192

View: 317


Common Sense in Etiquette

The “ Mr. ” should not be omitted when " junior " or “ Jr. ” is used after the name ,
and a comma should be used between it and the surname . After the death of the
father , the son drops the " junior " from his name , and becomes Mr. Thomas ...

Author: Mrs. Cornelius Beeckman


ISBN: UIUC:30112000534906

Category: Etiquette

Page: 312

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The People s Common Sense Medical Adviser

In Plain English ; Or, Medicine Simplified Ray Vaughn Pierce. comma - like plugs
generally found when the prostate is at fault . The examination of the excretion is
a matter which should never be neglected , and it should always be delegated ...

Author: Ray Vaughn Pierce


ISBN: OSU:32436011272380

Category: Medicine, Popular

Page: 1008

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