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Title:
Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style
Author:
Lauchman, Richard.
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Publication Information:
New York : American Management Association, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
202 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Punctuation can't rescue sense from nonsense -- The main reason to punctuate is to clarify your intent -- One of punctuation's tasks is to supply the various signals given by the voice -- In workplace writing, a sentence should yield its meaning instantly -- Punctuation should be invisible -- Punctuation follows the arrangement of words -- Punctuation indicates how ideas relate -- Punctuation suggests how much emphasis an idea deserves -- Punctuation slows the reading -- Don't count too much on context to make your meaning plain -- Know the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive expressions -- Respect the distinction between that and which -- When is punctuation optional? -- Use the serial comma -- When do I separate adjectives with a comma? -- Use the hyphen to clarify "improvised usage" -- Sometimes, no matter how you punctuate, a reader is going to think it's wrong -- Feed your head -- When you see an odd usage, consider the source.
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ISBN:
9780814414941
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Book

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