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, and yet the vo...Continua
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 me)....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 form...Continua
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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