Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style / Richard Lauchman.
A guide to English punctuation using 19 basic rules and hundreds of examples. Focuses on fundamentals of punctuation, intended for clear and precise communication in the workplace and in everyday life.
- ISBN: 9780814414941 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 202 p. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: New York : American Management Association, c2010.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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 -- Apostrophe -- Brackets -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Ellipsis -- Hyphen -- Parentheses -- Period -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Semicolon -- Slash -- Punctuating common sentence structures.
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