Punctuation Without Tears

A funny, illustrated guide to all the punctuation you'll ever need to know. This zany little book abandons complex rules and offers simple guidance for British and US English.

Author: Dominic Selwood


ISBN: 099263329X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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Punctuate with confidence the easy way! A quick, funny, illustrated guide to all the punctuation you'll ever need to know. Whether you want to master punctuation for school, university, creative writing, journalism, business or anything else, this zany little book abandons complex rules and offers simple guidance for British and US English. In an easy and engaging style suitable for all ages, this short guide goes through all the common punctuation marks, explaining how to use each one, and showing how to avoid some of the commonest errors. Using funny, memorable examples, it allows you quickly to master all the common punctuation marks: periods (full stops), commas, colons, semicolons, exclamation marks, question marks, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, quotation marks, brackets, and ellipses. It also has sections on how to handle two punctuation marks next to each other, numbers, -ize and -ise, and a wealth of other style advice. Many of the chapters are brought to life with whacky illustrations. - British and US English - No technical jargon - Clear examples This book is for: - Writers (fiction and non-fiction) - Schools and colleges - Business - All ages 'I wish every one of my students would read this!' Professor of Physics, Oxford University 'What a wonderful book!' Director, Author School 'A magical manual!' Editor, Leading UK newspaper 'Made me laugh and cheer' Award-winning TV producer Dominic Selwood is a journalist and bestselling author. Delia Johnson is a book illustrator.

Learning Without Tears

He is not very interested in followthrough, completing, reviewing, revising or repeating. He is not interested in practicality, punctuation, logic, or your opinion. This mind rushes forward inexhaustibly and rarely looks back.

Author: Helyn Connerr

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780283340

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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As parents we all want our children to develop and to realise all the dreams they have for themselves. The key is learning, and the fact is that children learn in different ways. The current one-size-fits-all teaching style can leave students behind or create frustration and anger. The 'Mercury Model', introduced in Learning Without Tears, is the first accurate and straightforward way to easily identify and accurately describe children's unique learning styles and learning requirements. Using no specialist questionnaires, ambiguous observations or website assessments, this book provides everything you need to understand exactly how your children's minds tick. It invites parents to compare their own profiles with their children's and see how to best approach and interact with each one. Knowing how to tailor your message for the easiest uptake by each child, allows you to assist in their leaning and to kick start their education. The Mercury Model gives children permission to think in their own ways, empowering them and allowing them to connect with their innate mental strengths. It provides them with a personal life-long tool for fulfilling their own dreams and ambitions. Looking at all the learning styles within your family, understanding how each person thinks, is the first step toward resolving all manner of tensions. Helyn Connerr provides specific suggestions, tips and games to promote genuine, respectful communication and help creatively resolve family conflict by knowing and celebrating everyone's differences and similarities.

English Grammar without Tears

Coma / Comma: Coma – unnatural deep sleep, usually from injury or disease. The patient is in a coma now. Comma – mark of punctuation Comma is one of the punctuation marks. Confidant / Confident: Confidant – noun, a person entrusted with ...


Publisher: Laxmi Publications

ISBN: 9789381159286



View: 359


Searching Without Tears

The applicant's reference must not exceed ten digits including oblique lines or other punctuation . No duplicate of the form is required although the applicant's solicitor may like to keep a carbon copy for his own use .

Author: Theodore B. F. Ruoff


ISBN: STANFORD:36105044270028

Category: Land titles

Page: 92

View: 415


Evaluation without Tears

That means that teachers not only have to attend to the principles above but also have to apply different criteria for ... In a student's written work, incorrect information, wrong dates, misspellings, sentence structure, punctuation ...

Author: Selma Wassermann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475853513

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 565


Teachers evaluate students’ work constantly. It is a built-in part of the job of teaching. Yet, what is hardly acknowledged is the subjectivity and unfairness of evaluation. Although grades and marks have long been discounted as having any reliability or validity, they endure as real and exact measures of ability and performance. Not only are they specious, they have little or nothing to do with the important goal of evaluation – that is to provide feedback to learners that enables their subsequent growth. Evaluation Without Tears provides teachers with specific examples of how they might provide evaluative feedback to students that is enabling and affirming, rather than punishing, respectful of the learner and protective of the learner’s dignity, recognizing that one person’s judgment is not truth. Teaching students to self-assess, an important dimension of growth and maturity, is a significant feature of the book.

Shakespeare Without Tears

For instance, Dr. Flatter, writing on the Folio punctuation, gives an actor many valuable hints. Professor Kokeritz, at Yale, has done some most interesting research into the pronunciation of English in Shakespeare's day.

Author: Margaret Webster

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486311326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 510


Covers Elizabethan theater, later changes in theatrical practice, scholarly interpretations, staging problems, analysis of principal characters. "Not an obscure or otherwise dull page in the book." — N.Y. Times Book Review.

Cataloguing Without Tears

What it does do is define the basic elements of a bibliographic description, the order in which they should appear in the record and the punctuation which should be used to mark the different parts of the description, so that records ...

Author: Jane Read

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

View: 351


This book is an introduction, ‘handy’ and authoritative guide to the principles of cataloguing for librarians, information scientists and information managers. It is intended to be used in conjunction with an internationally recognised standard to show how, firstly, cataloguing underpins all the other activities of an information service and, secondly, how to apply best practice in a variety of different situations. Relates theory to practice, which is not the case with many other books on the topic Includes guidance on subject cataloguing as well as descriptive cataloguing Written in an easy-to-read style Covers the use of ISBD and Dublin Core in descriptive cataloguing, rather than being tied exclusively to using AACR

Murder Without Tears

Her words had the effect of punctuation—a period. Anne said, surprisingly, “I hate snow. I don't think I want to remember that Christmas when we were twelve. Wouldn't it be better to remember when we were twenty and it was New Year's ...

Author: Leonard Lupton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479429479

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 677


Lovely Ann Cramer made a cozy alibi for Jason Broome -- and Craddock made his favorite corpse. But when Anne swore to the police that she had spent that whole kiss-and-kill night with him, was she really saving Jason from the hot seat...or luring him into MURDER WITHOUT TEARS!

Poetry Without Tears

An elementary school teacher said to me once when I was visiting his school that his pupils were making poor progress in punctuation , and showing little interest in any attempt on his part to teach them better .

Author: Michael Baldwin


ISBN: STANFORD:36105047801076

Category: English literature

Page: 195

View: 767


Nonverbal Communication across Disciplines

If we think for instance, of a lover's tear-stained letter, those letters actually qualify the written word in a truly direct way, but the crying punctuation marks [' '] would be their best representation. We would not want perhaps to ...

Author: Fernando Poyatos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027297105

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

View: 198


This volume, based on the first two, identifies the verbal and nonverbal personal and environmental components of narrative and dramaturgic texts and the cinema — recreated in the first through the ‘reading act’ according to gaze mechanism and punctuation — and traces the coding-decoding processes of the characters’ semiotic-communicative itinerary between writer-creator and reader-recreator. In our total experience of a play or film we depend on the sensory and intellectual relationships between performers, audience and the environment of both, in a temporal dimension starting on the way to the theater and ending as one comes out. Two chapters discuss the speaking face and body of the characters and the explicit and implicit (at times ‘unstageable’) paralanguage, kinesics and quasiparalinguistic and extrasomatic and environmental sounds in the novel, the theater and the cinema, and the functions of personal and environmental silences. Another shows the functions, limitations and problems of punctuation systems in the creative-recreative processes and how a few new symbols and modifications would avoid some ambiguities. The stylistic, communicative and technical functions of nonverbal repertoires in the literary text are then identified as enriching critical analysis and offering new perspectives in translation. Finally, ‘literary anthropology’ (developed by the author in the 1970s) is is presented as an interdisciplinary area based on synchronic and diachronic analyses of the literatures of the different cultures as a source of anthropological and ethnological data. Nearly 1200 quotes from 170 authors and 291 works are added to those in the first two volumes.

Nonverbal Communication Across Disciplines Narrative literature theater cinema translation

If we think for instance, of a lover's tear-stained letter, those letters actually qualify the written word in a truly direct way, but the crying punctuation marks [¥ ¥] would be their best representation. We would not want perhaps to ...

Author: Fernando Poyatos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027221834

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

View: 383


Part of a three volume set which takes a cross-cultural approach to the subject of nonverbal communication.

The Iowa Normal Monthly

Of form , construction and punctuation , as co - ordinate elements of expression , we received absolutely no adequate impression ; of the fact that two of ... a variety of punctuation : Tears , idle tears , I know not what they mean .



ISBN: HARVARD:32044102795705

Category: Education


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The Chicago Guide to Grammar Usage and Punctuation

... 43,491 Grammar of the English Language, A (Hart), 2n4 Grammar of the English Language, The (Curme), 3n13 Grammar of the English Tongue, A (Coar), 16n28 Grammar Without Tears (Davies), 345n1 grammatical, 436 grammatical category, ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Univ of Chicago+ORM

ISBN: 9780226191294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 716


The authoritative guide to using the English language effectively, from “the greatest writer on grammar and usage that this country has ever produced” (David Yerkes, Columbia University). The author of The Chicago Manual of Style’s popular “Grammar and Usage” chapter, Bryan A. Garner is renowned for explaining the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct. Garner describes standard literary English—the forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the language. He also offers historical context for understanding the development of these forms. The section on grammar explains how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, while the section on syntax covers the nuances of sentence patterns as well as both traditional sentence diagramming and transformational grammar. The usage section provides an unprecedented trove of empirical evidence in the form of Google Ngrams, diagrams that illustrate the changing prevalence of specific terms over decades and even centuries of English literature. Garner also treats punctuation and word formation, and concludes the book with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested further reading and references. The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation is a magisterial work, the culmination of Garner’s lifelong study of the English language. The result is a landmark resource that will offer clear guidelines to students, writers, and editors alike. “[A manual] for those of us laboring to produce expository prose: nonfiction books, journalistic articles, memorandums, business letters. The conservatism of his advice pushes you to consider audience and occasion, so that you will understand when to follow convention and when you can safely break it.”—John E. McIntyre, Baltimore Sun

Anatomy of a Nation

Also by Dominic Selwood Knights of the Cloister Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers The Sword of Moses The Apocalypse Fire Punctuation Without Tears The Voivod (short story) Suffer the Children (short story) ANATOMY OF A NATION A History of ...

Author: Dominic Selwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472131881

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 699


From an obscure, misty archipelago on the fringes of the Roman world to history's largest empire and originator of the world's mongrel, magpie language - this is Britain's past. But, today, Britain is experiencing an acute trauma of identity, pulled simultaneously towards its European, Atlantic and wider heritages. To understand the dislocation and collapse, we must look back: to Britain's evolution, achievements, complexities and tensions. In a ground-breaking new take on British identity, historian and barrister Dominic Selwood explores over 950,000 years of British history by examining 50 documents that tell the story of what makes Britain unique. Some of these documents are well-known. Most are not. Each reveal something important about Britain and its people. From Anglo-Saxon poetry, medieval folk music and the first Valentine's Day letter to the origin of computer code, Hitler's kill list of prominent Britons, the Sex Pistols' graphic art and the Brexit referendum ballot paper, Anatomy of a Nation reveals a Britain we have never seen before. People are at the heart of the story: a female charioteer queen from Wetwang, a plague surviving graffiti artist, a drunken Bible translator, outlandish Restoration rakehells, canting criminals, the eccentric fathers of modern typography and the bankers who caused the finance crisis. Selwood vividly blends human stories with the selected 50 documents to bring out the startling variety and complexity of Britain's achievements and failures in a fresh and incisive insight into the British psyche. This is history the way it is supposed to be told: a captivating and entertaining account of the people that built Britain.

Quick Easy English Punctuation

A Modern Punctuation and Style Handbook for Writers and Students Richard De A'Morelli ... Teachers can use this book to help students learn basic concepts of punctuation without the stress and tears. ✓ ESL/EFL learners will benefit ...

Author: Richard De A'Morelli


ISBN: 9781643990101

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 199


Learn how to use commas, semicolons, and other punctuation correctly. This essential handbook for writers and students presents a well-organized collection of English punctuation rules and simple examples that will help you write with impact and style. Punctuation is more important than you might think. It allows your words to tell their story. These small but crucial marks in your sentences are like road signs; without them, readers can get lost in a jumble of words. Learning basic rules of punctuation is a must if you want to write well. Fortunately, the rules are easy to learn, and you will find many helpful shortcuts in this new book. The author, a distinguished editor with thirty years of experience, offers bite-size tutorials and simple advice on how to use commas, parentheses, dashes, and other punctuation marks in all kinds of writing, both fiction and nonfiction. In addition to learning easy rules to help you correctly punctuate whatever you write, you will discover that these rules are not set in stone—you can rearrange your sentences and use punctuation creatively to make your writing more concise and interesting. Quick & Easy English Punctuation is aimed at these readers who may benefit from this useful guide: -- Writers of all skill levels will learn how to recognize and fix punctuation errors in their manuscripts, and how punctuation can be used creatively to add clarity and sparkle to their sentences. -- Students can use these rules to correctly punctuate term papers and other academic writing. -- Teachers can use this book to help students quickly grasp basic concepts of English punctuation. -- ESL/EFL learners will benefit from the many short, easy-to-understand examples featured in the book. -- Employees can follow these rules to create punctuation-perfect reports, manuals, and other documents in the workplace. Read any chapter of this book, follow the simple rules, and you will see a fast improvement in the quality of your writing. Read a chapter a day, and in two weeks, you should have a solid understanding of punctuation and be able to add a touch of style and polish to everything you write. This handy desktop reference expands on the author’s bestselling writing guide, Elements of Style 2017. It includes material drawn from that book but delves deeper into punctuation, providing more examples and an additional eighty pages of content. Once you have mastered the concepts in this book, you may wish to read Elements of Style 2017, which offers a comprehensive primer on English grammar, available in e-book and paperback editions at major booksellers worldwide.

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage

The well-known dictum that “punctuation is not a part of the statute” has given rise to even more surreal pronouncements: “Punctuation ... Hugh Sykes Davies, Grammar Without Tears 167 (1951). B. The Apostrophe [']. This punctuation mark ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195384208

Category: Law

Page: 991

View: 609


This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

And consider the following statement shorn of the punctuation marks : “ Woman — without her , puffing ( = the action ... tum that “ punctuation is not a part of the statute ” Hugh Sykes Davies , Grammar Without Tears 167 has given rise ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195142365

Category: Law

Page: 953

View: 744


A comprehensive guide to legal style and usage, with practical advice on how to write clear, jargon-free legal prose. Includes style tips as well as definitions.

Handwriting Without Tears Grade 4

Teach the concept and components ( capital , space , punctuation ) thoroughly . See page 52 for more information . • iff starts like a ball ( D1 , have students pause and go straight up like a helicopter . Review and Mastery - Cursive ...

Author: Jan Z. Olsen


ISBN: 1891627732

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 553


Perfect bound teacher's guide

Turmeric and Tamarind

Without punctuation, the gypsy-accented words gushed out, tinged with fear and sadness. “I am not hungry ... you too will lose your hunger now ... there is a Brahmin lady ... that Narayana Murthy's daughter ... she is married in ...

Author: Nalini Ramesh

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543742206

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 671


At the turn of the nineteenth century in British India, rural communities across the country found themselves at the crossroads. The only way to preserve some sense of their own identity was to merge their culture and language with those of their foreign rulers. It is against this backdrop that the events in Turmeric and Tamarind take place. It is the story of a highborn woman who yearns for love but is trapped within a loveless marriage. Abducted by a gypsy, she falls in love with him. Their affair has far-reaching consequences not just for them but also for those they hold most dear. On a different level, Turmeric and Tamarind is about social divisions of the time and about men and women who dared to transcend them. It is a tale of love, betrayal, and ultimately, redemption.

The Fame Lunches

For this group, the whole enterprise of psychoanalysis is no more than a colossal con job perpetrated by a wily and ambitious half-baked ... He cheerfully admits that he's “not good at punctuation,” and when FREUD WITHOUT TEARS 145.

Author: Daphne Merkin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374711924

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

View: 462


A wide-ranging collection of essays by one of America's most perceptive critics of popular and literary culture From one of America's most insightful and independent-minded critics comes a remarkable new collection of essays, her first in more than fifteen years. Daphne Merkin brings her signature combination of wit, candor, and penetrating intelligence to a wide array of subjects that touch on every aspect of contemporary culture, from the high calling of the literary life to the poignant underside of celebrity to our collective fixation on fame. "Sometimes it seems to me that the private life no longer suffices for many of us," she writes, "that if we are not observed by others doing glamorous things, we might as well not exist." Merkin's elegant, widely admired profiles go beneath the glossy façades of neon-lit personalities to consider their vulnerabilities and demons, as well as their enduring hold on us. As her title essay explains, she writes in order "to save myself through saving wounded icons . . . Famous people . . . who required my intervention on their behalf because only I understood the desolation that drove them." Here one will encounter a gallery of complex, unforgettable women—Marilyn Monroe, Courtney Love, Diane Keaton, and Cate Blanchett, among others—as well as such intriguing male figures as Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson, Truman Capote, and Richard Burton. Merkin reflects with empathy and discernment on what makes them run—and what makes them stumble. Drawing upon her many years as a book critic, Merkin also offers reflections on writers as varied as Jean Rhys, W. G. Sebald, John Updike, and Alice Munro. She considers the vexed legacy of feminism after Betty Friedan, Bruno Bettelheim's tarnished reputation as a healer, and the reenvisioning of Freud by the elusive Adam Phillips. Most of all, though, Merkin is a writer who is not afraid to implicate herself as a participant in our consumerist and overstimulated culture. Whether ruminating upon the subtext of lip gloss, detailing the vicissitudes of a pre–Yom Kippur pedicure, or arguing against our obsession with household pets, Merkin helps makes sense of our collective impulses. From a brazenly honest and deeply empathic observer, The Fame Lunches shines a light on truths we often prefer to keep veiled—and in doing so opens up the conversation for all of us.