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Lapsing into a Comma A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print - And How to Avoid Them

ISBN-10: 0809225352
ISBN-13: 9780809225354
Edition: 2000
Authors: Bill Walsh
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Description: In an opinionated and humorous way, a copy chief for the Washington Post shows how to apply the basic rules of style to unique, modern grammatical issues.

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 5/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

In an opinionated and humorous way, a copy chief for the Washington Post shows how to apply the basic rules of style to unique, modern grammatical issues.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Beyond Search and Replace: Using Your Head as Well as Your Stylebookp. 1
You Could Look It Up!: How to Use a Dictionary With Stylep. 5
Holding the (Virtual) Fort: Disturbing Trends in the Information Agep. 13
Literally Speaking: Write What You Mean, Mean What You Writep. 31
Giving 110 Percent: Why You Needed Those Math Classes After Allp. 37
Matters of Sensitivity: Correctness, Political and Otherwisep. 41
He Said, She Said: Quotations in the Newsp. 49
The Big Type: Headlines and Captionsp. 65
Dash It All, Period: The Finer Points of Punctuationp. 71
The Curmudgeon's Stylebook: Details, Detailsp. 95
Indexp. 229
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