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Thurber was once asked by a correspondent: “Why did you have a comma in the sentence, ‘After dinner, the men went into the living-room’?” And his answer was probably one of the loveliest things ever said about punctuation.

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A Book Review: Lynne Truss' Eats, Shoots & Leaves

When I bought the book Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, all I knew about it was that it was about grammar (via punctuation) and that I find the joke of the title hilarious. 380 more words

Humor & Wordplay


Assuming a sentence rises into the air with the initial capital letter and lands with a soft-ish bump at the full stop, the humble comma can keep the sentence aloft all right, like this, UP, for hours if necessary, UP, like this, UP, sort-of bouncing, and then falling down, and then UP it goes again, assuming you have enough additional things to say, although in the end you may run out of ideas and then you have to roll along the ground with no commas at all until some sort of surface resistance takes over and you run out of steam anyway and then eventually with the help of three dots … you stop.

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Punctuation is Communication

Eimine Liana De la Cruz

Mrs. Spurlock

AP Language and Composition

July 25, 2015

Punctuation is Communication

What many consider “picky”, Lynne Truss sees herself as “proper”.  885 more words


Review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

Now that I’ve been reading several books on writing, I’ve come to the conclusion that books on writing should either be funny, matter of fact or zen-like. 638 more words

Review And A Half

Writer Wednesday

Hello all!

No prompt/short story for today’s Writer Wednesday. I thought I’d instead give you some tips! There are many, many books out there that can help unleash the writer within as well as help you hone the skills you already have. 220 more words

Discovering Grammar

Have you ever discovered something new, something that you simply hadn’t thought about before—and suddenly things clicked into place? That’s how I felt when I finally learned more about grammar. 445 more words