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

ISBN-10: 0618382011
ISBN-13: 9780618382019
Edition: 1983
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Description: 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).  More...

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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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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