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The Resource Semicolon : how a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life, Cecelia Watson

Semicolon : how a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life, Cecelia Watson

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Semicolon : how a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life
Title
Semicolon
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how a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life
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Cecelia Watson
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Language
eng
Summary
A biography of a much misunderstood punctuation mark and a call to arms in favour of clear expression and against stifling grammar rules. Cecelia Watson used to be obsessive about grammar rules. But then she began teaching. And that was when she realized that strict rules aren't always the best way of teaching people how to make words say what they want them to; that they are even, sometimes, best ignored. One punctuation mark encapsulates this thorny issue more clearly than any other. The semicolon. Hated by Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut and Orwell, and loved by Herman Melville, Henry James and Rebecca Solnit, it is the most divisive punctuation mark in the English language, and many are too scared to go near it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care? In this warm, funny, enlightening and thoroughly original book, Cecelia Watson takes us on a whistlestop tour of the surprising history of the semicolon and explores the remarkable power it can wield, if only we would stop being afraid of it. Forget the rules; you're in charge. It's time to make language do what you want it to
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Watson, Cecelia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English language
  • Semicolon
Target audience
adult
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Semicolon : how a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life, Cecelia Watson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780008291532
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
be2019031846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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Semicolon : how a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life, Cecelia Watson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780008291532
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
be2019031846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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