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

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ISBN: 099263329X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Punctuation

A great deal that is worth knowing , and of which not even all educated people
are aware , is to be learned from this well - digested little book . "Pkiladelphia ... It
is grammar without a master and without tears , unless they are tears of laughter .

Author: Francis Horace Teall

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082513304

Category: English language

Page: 193

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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 . Under the new system
the ...

Author: Theodore B. F. Ruoff

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044270028

Category: Land titles

Page: 92

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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 . I suggested that they should be ...

Author: Michael Baldwin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105047801076

Category: English literature

Page: 195

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The Elements of Punctuation

REMARKS . a . If a point would not be required between those parts of a
sentence in which a parenthesis occurs , none should be used along with the
parenthetical marks ; as , “ Are you still ( I fear you are ) far from being comfortably
settled ?

Author: John Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1NQK

Category: English language

Page: 168

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The New Education

Matter for punctuation practice in is this great river as it rushes on to pour its the
period . ... Who can prise , admiration , or in fact any kind of strong read this
immortal little poem without tears emotion , finds oral expression , it is always ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015035889198

Category: Education

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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 go as far as trying ...

Author: Fernando Poyatos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027297105

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

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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 go as far as trying ...

Author: Fernando Poyatos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027221834

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

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

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

PUNCTUATION 713 Today this term, when used as a noun, is not preceded by
an article: "Generally, the duty of a parent to support children is grounded on the
public policy [read on ... Hugh Sykes Davies, Grammar Without Tears 167 (1951).

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195142365

Category: Law

Page: 953

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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.

Mark My Words

Do not edit the material ; it is a quotation from a published book and cannot be
changed . ... characters being replaced were : Proofreader without tears ? ing
Follow the same principle when you replace punctuation marks with other
characters ...

Author: Peggy Smith

Publisher: Editorial Experts, Incorporated (EEI Press)

ISBN: 0935012087

Category: Proofreading

Page: 252

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No Tears for the General

Alfred was such a finished writer that I have not had the temerity to edit what he
wrote . The quotations as shown in this book are Alfred Sully ' s words almost
verbatim , even to errors of spelling or punctuation . Instead what I have done has
 ...

Author: Langdon Sully

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027019697

Category: Generals

Page: 255

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"Letters of Sully, printed for the first time, provide a vivid picture of California in the gold rush, of Minnesota frontier in the 1850s, Civil War, Sioux uprising, etc."--Bookseller's catalogue.

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage

Hugh Sykes Davies, Grammar Without Tears 167 (1951). B. The Apostrophe ['].
This punctuation mark is used in English for either of two purposes: (1) to indicate
the possessive case <Lord Mansfield's speech> <Mother Jones's recipe>; and ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195384208

Category: Law

Page: 991

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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.

The Bookseller

READING WITHOUT TEARS ; or , A Pleasant Mode of Learning to Read . 28th
Thousand . ... ENGLISH PUNCTUATION : preceded by ( Supplementary Volume
) , containing the Latin to brief Explanations of the Parts of Speech . New Edition .

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015071099371

Category: Bibliography

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

How to Study and Teach History

It is sufficient commendation of the work to say that for fourteen vears this little
volume has had no successful rival in its particular field . ... It is grammar without
a master and without tears , unless they are tears of laughter . ... Northwestern
Christian Advocate . New York : D . APPLETON & CO . , 72 Fifth Avenue .
Punctuation . With Chapters on Hyphenization , Capitalization , Spelling D .
APPLETON & CO ...

Author: Burke Aaron Hinsdale

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082433321

Category: History

Page: 365

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Practical Agriculture

It is sufficient commendation of the work to say that for fourteen years this little
volume has had no successful rival in its particular field . ” - San Francisco Call ...
Cloth , $ 1 . 00 . “ It is grammar without a master and without tears , unless they
are tears of laughter . ... Christian Advocate . D . APPLETON AND COMPANY ,
NEW YORK . Punctuation . With Chapters on Hyphenization , Capitalization ,
Spelling.

Author: Charles Canniff James

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102785789

Category: Agriculture

Page: 203

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Errors in the Use of English

New York Ilerald . The English Grammar of William Cobbett . Carefully revised
and annotated by ALFRED AYRES . With Index . 18mo . Cloth , $ 1 . 03 . : “ It is
grammar without a master and without tears , unless they are tears of laughter .

Author: William Ballantyne Hodgson

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: UCAL:$B257664

Category: History

Page: 221

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Everybody s Magazine

While I tears . " What do you mean ? ” adjust its values . In a sense , such men are
consecrated — but they MUST eat ! ... returning to the university field a wellran to
view the wabbly buggy rounding without tears as punctuation that gave me ...

Author:

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ISBN: IND:32000000683856

Category: American periodicals

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The Critical Response to Gertrude Stein

Miss Stein says , “ I wish writing need not sound like writing , ” and sometimes
she has made it sound so unlike writing ... of a sentence unmistakable without
punctuation : for example , “ When they said reading made easy reading without
tears ...

Author: Kirk Curnutt

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015049549713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

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From her early classic Three Lives to her best-selling Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas to Brewsie and Willie, a loving tribute to the G.I.s who adored her, Gertrude Stein's work was among the most controversial of the modernist movement. While including quintessential pieces on Stein by Carl Van Vechten, William Carlos Williams, and Katherine Anne Porter, this guide to her critical reception also includes previously obscure estimations from contemporaries such as H. L. Mencken, Mina Loy, and Conrad Aiken. While previous collections of Stein criticism typically reprint commentary by her most ardent supporters, this book reconstructs Stein's precarious position in the eyes of her critics and thus chronicles the reception of her works.