Making a point: the persnickety story of English punctuation
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"The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it. Behind every punctuation mark lies a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with oddities. For a system of a few dozen marks it generates a disproportionate degree of uncertainty and passion, inspiring organizations like the Apostrophe Protection Society and sending enthusiasts, correction-pens in hand, in a crusade against error across the United States. Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity, and commonsense. In David Crystal's Making a Point, he gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia and offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context"--
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|Grouping Title||making a point the persnickety story of english punctuation|
|Grouping Author||david crystal|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2022-08-08 02:08:34AM|
|Last Indexed||2022-08-08 02:58:41AM|
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