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The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

Gordon, Karen Elizabeth

ISBN 10: 0618382011 / 0-618-38201-1
ISBN 13: 9780618382019
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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At long last, The New Well-Tempered Sentence rescues punctuation from the perils of boredom, with wholly original explanations of the rules of punctuation, whimsical graphics, and utterly unforgettable characters (yes, characters in a grammar book). Gordon teaches you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. Gradually, as you master the elusive slashes, dots, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip of a bizarre and bemusing comedy of manners. Witty, saucy, and utterly unforgettable, The New Well-Tempered Sentence is a must-have for anyone who has ever despaired of opening a punctuation handbook but whose sentences despair without one.

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