Punctuation and Letter writing

Punctuation and Letter writing

PART I. CAPITAL LETTERS , PUNCTUATION , AND LETTER - WRITING .
CHAPTER I. CAPITAL LETTERS . CAPITAL LETTERS are used to distinguish
certain words for the purpose of making the sense more clear . The following are
the chief ...

Author: Albert Newton Raub

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102770922

Category: English language

Page: 96

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Categories: English language

Punctuation

Punctuation

Out of the many important elements of writing, punctuation may be the most essential. Punctuation helps direct us through written language with its system of symbols and the rules for using them.

Author: WhiteSmoke

Publisher: Lumen Deo

ISBN: 9786021460443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 103

View: 304

If you sometimes get confused between a colon and a semicolon or a hyphen, dash, or em-dash, then you are not alone. In fact, not only are you not alone, but you join the majority of people in this world who can speak English fluently, but who don’t know the first thing about the details of punctuation. Out of the many important elements of writing, punctuation may be the most essential. Punctuation helps direct us through written language with its system of symbols and the rules for using them. Correct usage of punctuation symbols like commas and periods, as well as spaces, capital letters and many other conventions, help the reader avoid confusion and understand more clearly what the writer has intended. Punctuation also affects the rhythm of how a sentence is read, as well as the actual meaning of the writing. To really understand how important proper punctuation is, look at the following simple sentence: I did it. With the period at the end, it is a basic statement of fact. If we change the period to an exclamation point – I did it! – there is a distinct sense of pride from accomplishing something. And with a question mark at the end – I did it? – the writer expresses wonderment and disbelief in having done something. These minute changes in punctuation alter the entire tone and meaning of the basic sentence. And these three punctuation marks – the period, exclamation point, and question mark – exemplify only a tiny part of the vast amount of power that lies in correct punctuation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Punctuation

Punctuation

Handbook of Punctuation . Punctuation and Other Typographical Matters . For the
use of Printers , Authors , Teachers , and Scholars . By MARSHALL T. BIGELOW ,
Corrector at the Uni versity Press , Cambridge . Small 4to . CLOTH , 50 ...

Author: Marshall Train Bigelow

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097058200

Category: English language

Page: 116

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Categories: English language

A Treatise on English Punctuation

A Treatise on English Punctuation

The whole system is so simply and thoroughly explained in this book of Mr.
Wilson's , that any one may clearly comprehend the whole system of Punctuation
by a careful perusal and study of this book . We warmly recommend it to all
persons .

Author: John Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102846128

Category: Abbreviations, English

Page: 334

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Categories: Abbreviations, English

The Elements of Punctuation

The Elements of Punctuation

ELEMENTS OT ENGLISH PUNCTUATION . CHAPTER I. NATURE AND PLAN
OF THE WORK , AND DEFINITIONS OF TERMS . WHAT PUNCTUATION 19 .
Punctuation is the art of dividing a written or printed discourse into sentences ,
and ...

Author: John Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556040782401

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General Rules for Punctuation and for the Use of Capital Letters

General Rules for Punctuation and for the Use of Capital Letters

PUNCTUATION . Good sense determines the pauses which marks of punctuation
indicate , and is , therefore , the guide to correct punctuation . Since punctuation
is one of the means by which a writer seeks to communicate thoughts or ...

Author: Adams Sherman Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044038434627

Category: English language

Page: 19

View: 292

Categories: English language

Quick Easy English Punctuation

Quick   Easy English Punctuation

-- 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.

Author: Richard De A'Morelli

Publisher: SPECTRUM INK

ISBN: 9781643990101

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 477

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.
Categories: Education

The Linguistics of Punctuation

The Linguistics of Punctuation

That these rules obey constraints that are structurally analogous to those of lexical grammar leads Nunberg to label the text-grammar an 'application' of the principles of natural language organization to a new domain.

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language (CSLI)

ISBN: 0937073466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

View: 187

Geoffrey Nunberg challenges a widespread assumption that the linguistic structure of written languages is qualitatively identical to that of spoken language: It should no longer be necessary to defend the view that written language is truly language, but it is surprising to learn of written-language category indicators that are realized by punctuation marks and other figural devices.' He shows that traditional approaches to these devices tend to describe the features of written language exclusively by analogy to those of spoken language, with the result that punctuation has been regarded as an unsystematic and deficient means for presenting spoken-language intonation. Analysed in its own terms, however, punctuation manifests a coherent linguistic subsystem of 'text-grammar' that coexists in writing with the system of 'lexical grammar' that has been the traditional object of linguistic inquiry. A detailed analysis of the category structure of English text-sentences reveals a highly systematic set of syntactic and presentational rules that can be described in terms independent of the rules of lexical grammar and are largely matters of the tacit knowledge that writers acquire without formal instruction. That these rules obey constraints that are structurally analogous to those of lexical grammar leads Nunberg to label the text-grammar an 'application' of the principles of natural language organization to a new domain. Geoffrey Nunberg is a researcher at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Punctuation

Punctuation

Author: Robert Hugh Gethin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0194327027

Category: English language

Page: 118

View: 442

Categories: English language

Punctuation

Punctuation

they do? Are they affect or effect? By thinking of (and with) punctuation marks as "
material" events, in this study I explore how and why punctuation is matter that
performs affect effectively and vice versa. Moreover, by examining punctuation's ...

Author: Jennifer DeVere Brody

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822342359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

View: 373

Punctuation offers playful interpretations of punctuation in relation to aesthetics, performance, and experimental art.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Fresh Approach to Teaching Punctuation

A Fresh Approach to Teaching Punctuation

Punctuation is a tool for helping the writer get the job done well , and publication
raises the stakes for everyone . Seeing their writing around the school and in the
community hammers home the need for correct punctuation . And , if students ...

Author: Janet Angelillo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439222451

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 907

A guide to teaching students to use punctuation correctly and effectively through a program of extensive reading and writing.
Categories: Education

Grammar and Punctuation

Grammar and Punctuation

This practical teacher's resource is for use at KS2/P4-7.

Author: Wendy Wren

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748735990

Category: English language

Page: 176

View: 575

This practical teacher's resource is for use at KS2/P4-7. It provides structured lesson plans and linked copymasters, putting the emphasis on direct teaching and clear targets for pupil achievement in every lesson. Written in line with the National Curriculum and Scottish 5-14 Guidelines, it covers the key requirements for sentence level work.
Categories: English language

Punctuation

Punctuation

Aimed at those who have problems with punctuation, this book is full of practical advice that should boost your self-confidence.

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 0198604394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

View: 116

This title is part of the Get Ahead In series, books for all those who want and need to communicate more effectively in a range of real-life situations. Aimed at those who have problems with punctuation, this book is full of practical advice that should boost your self-confidence.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The space needed after these punctuation marks is proportioned automatically.
With some typewriters and word processors, follow ending punctuation with two
spaces when using a fixed-pitch font. Rule 2. Use no spaces on either side of a ...

Author: Jane Straus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039434

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 207

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is filled with easy-to-understand rules,real-world examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests. This handy workbook is ideal for teachers, students in middle school through college, ESL students, homeschoolers, and professionals. Valuable for anyone who takes tests or writes reports, letters, Web pages, e-mails, or blogs, The Blue Book offers instant answers to everyday English usage questions.
Categories: Education

Punctuation Celebration

Punctuation Celebration

Can learning about punctuation really be fun? You bet--in Elsa Knight Bruno's Punctuation Celebration, featuring illlustrations by Jenny Whitehead Punctuation marks come alive in this clever picture book featuring fourteen playful poems.

Author: Elsa Knight Bruno

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781466821897

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 247

Can learning about punctuation really be fun? You bet--in Elsa Knight Bruno's Punctuation Celebration, featuring illlustrations by Jenny Whitehead Punctuation marks come alive in this clever picture book featuring fourteen playful poems. Periods stop sentences in a baker's shop, commas help a train slow down, quotation marks tell people what to do, and colons stubbornly introduce lists. This appealing primer is a surefire way to make punctuation both accessible and fun for kids.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Comma Sense

Comma Sense

But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy.

Author: Richard Lederer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429906449

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 150

Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound. Don't expect Comma Sense to be a dry, academic tome. On the contrary, the authors show how each mark of punctuation—no matter how seemingly arcane—can be effortlessly associated with a great American icon: the underrated yet powerful period with Seabiscuit; the jazzy semicolon with Duke Ellington; even the rebel apostrophe with famed outlaw Jesse James. But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy. When you've finished Comma Sense, you'll not only have mastered everything you need to know about punctuation through Lederer and Shore's simple, clear, and right-on-the-mark rules, you'll have had fun doing so. When you're done laughing and learning, you'll be a veritable punctuation whiz, ready to make your marks accurately, sensitively, and effectively.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Punctuation Matters

Punctuation Matters

The indispensable guide to all points of punctuation and presentation for computing, engineering, medical and scientific writers who need to express complex ideas succinctly and accurately.

Author: John Kirkman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134148028

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 468

Punctuation Matters gives straight answers to the queries raised most frequently by practitioners in computing, engineering, medicine and science as they grapple with day-to-day tasks in writing and editing. The advice it offers is based on John Kirkman’s long experience of providing courses on writing and editing in academic centres, large companies, research organisations and government departments in the UK, Europe and in USA. Sample material discussed in the book comes from real documents from computing, engineering and scientific contexts, giving the guidelines an immediately recognisable, ‘true to life’ relevance. The advice is down-to-earth and up-to-date. It is clearly set out in three parts: part one states a policy for clear and reliable punctuation part two gives a series of alphabetically arranged guidelines, to be ‘dipped into’ for guidance on how to use the main punctuation marks in English part three contains appendices on paragraphing, word-division and how conventions of punctuation differ in the UK and the USA. Punctuation Matters is the essential guide for everyone who has to write in scientific, technical and medical contexts, with clear explanations on punctuation, what it does and how to use it.
Categories: Education

The Quotable Guide to Punctuation

The Quotable Guide to Punctuation

This book is designed to help readers punctuate confidently and effectively through enjoyable and illuminating lessons that draw on the words of great writers, celebrities, and historical figures.

Author: Stephen Spector

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190675547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 316

This book makes punctuation more fun and easier to learn than traditional approaches do. It teaches the natural way, by example: each lesson begins with quotes that exemplify good punctuation and sentence structure. Quotations are humorous and informative, drawn from the words of notable figures--Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jerry Seinfeld, Taylor Swift, Beyonc�, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others. Short essays accompany each lesson, showing how each punctuation mark originated and how its use has altered over time. Correct punctuation is vital for clear, accurate, and natural writing. Anyone preparing a course assignment, applying for a job or for college admission, or doing any other formal writing needs to know the standard conventions of punctuation. Yet many people have never been taught how to punctuate. A necessary addition to any writer's bookshelf, this enjoyable book will teach readers to punctuate effectively and confidently--through over 500 memorable quotes and clear explanations of the rules.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making a Point

Making a Point

Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity and commonsense.

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782831082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 511

This 'engaging history of punctuation' (Wall Street Journal) is not only the first history of its kind, but a complete guide on how to use English punctuation. 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 organisations like the Apostrophe Protection Society and sending enthusiasts, correction-pens in hand, in a crusade against error. Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity and commonsense. He gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia, and he offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines