The Penguin Guide to Punctuation

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Penguin Books, Limited, 1997 - Reference - 162 pages
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Do you find punctuation difficult? Are you puzzled by colons and semicolons? Unsure of where commas should go? Confused by hyphens and apostrophes? If so, then this jargon-free and succinct guide is for you. The Penguin Guide to Punctuation contains precise and up-to-date definitions of every type of punctuation mark and shows how each should be used. It gives numerous examples of good and bad usage, and it explains the correct use of capital letters, contractions and abbreviations, italics, boldface and the special characters available on a word processor.

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About the author (1997)

One of the most celebrated linguists of his time, R. L. Trask was a brilliant lecturer and the author of many popular works, including "The Penguin Guide to Punctuation" and "The Penguin Dictionary of English Grammar". Born in New York State in 1944, he lived in England after 1970, and was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex until his death in 2004.

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