Eats, Shoots and Leaves

The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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쉼표와 마침표, 물음표와 느낌표 같은 하찮아 보이지만 실은 결정적인 이 도구들을 어떻게 사용하는지에 따라 문장의 느낌과 뜻이 천차만별일 수 있다는 것을 재미있게 보여주는 독특한 책. 이 책의 저자는 스스로를 구두점에 관한 잔소리꾼으로 설명한다. 육감에 이은 일곱번째 감각이라 일컬어지는 이 예민한 감각은 가게의 표지판에서부터 텔레비젼 쇼, 책의 감각적인 문장 하나하나에까지 뻗쳐있다. 미국인들도 콤마, 마침표, 느낌표, 콜론, 세미콜론, 어퍼스트로 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 31/05/12
Funny and useful
In a funny way it taught me how to use punctuation better than more boring and informative books.
Ha scritto il 17/01/12
So unimaginable that punctuation can make up such a long book. The author had carried out extensive research on this topic and there were loads of reference in it.

The analogies and jokes on punctuation did bring about a lot of fun, ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 30/04/11
After being the only one who noticed apostrophes being put in the wrong places all the time, after asking everyone I could why, after being told there was nothing wrong (with the apostrophes, I mean, since there was probably something wrong with m ...Continua
Ha scritto il 24/02/11
I must confess I haven't finished this book yet, and I probably won't go on.
I found it very funny and interesting at the beginning, since it carries some fundamental information about English language (e.g. the use of apostrophe for the plural f
Ha scritto il 07/07/10
Humorous guide to punctuation
With text messages and emails which are much closer to speech than writing, punctuation may not have a long life ahead of it. Yet, for all those of us who enjoy writing clearly for the sheer pleasure of doing something aesthetically well, this book m ...Continua

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