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You Have a Point There: A Guide to Punctuation and Its Allies
This standard work on punctuation has long been judged the foremost study of the subject. It reveals punctuation to be both an indispensable craft and an invaluable art - a friend, not an enemy.
Published January 26th 1978 by Routledge
(first published 1953)
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“To be mulcted of our money and mutilated of our property is serious enough: to be deprived of our colon would be intolerable.”
“When we are very young, we tend to regard the ability to use a colon much as a budding pianist regards the ability to play with crossed hands: many of us, when we are older, regard it as a proof of literary skill, maturity, even of sophistication: and many, whether young, not so young, or old, employ it gauchely, haphazardly or, at best, inconsistently.”More quotes…