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Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style

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Quick answers to questions about punctuation, capitalization, plurals, and quotations.
- A guide to copyediting and proofreading
- Special sections on word usage and grammar
- Instructions for preparing notes and bibliographies
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Merriam-Webster (first published May 1995)
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Frank Anderson
Jul 13, 2015 Frank Anderson rated it it was amazing
Merriam-Webster’s Guide to Punctuation and Style, 2nd Ed
This is one of the tools that is a lot like reading a dictionary. However, if you treat it as a tool, and decide that you are in fact going to learn the material presented inside, you may find yourself reaching for it rather often.
As I’ve noted in other reviews, I bought a copy of this book because I really didn’t understand how to construct works of popular writing. In this one little pocket book, and yes, I buy used paperbacks if I can
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Brian Burriston
Sep 21, 2012 Brian Burriston rated it really liked it
Shelves: serious
Useful - read the whole thing.
U. Cronin
Mar 10, 2013 U. Cronin rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Everything a writer needs. Will hold onto this until the day I die!
Chris
Sep 01, 2013 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I'm only 25% through this book, I can safely say that I enjoy reading this book cover-to-cover. It isn't anything like what the format a The Merriam-Webster Dictionary nor the format for The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus uses, so it is easy to read. Although it's perfuse in almost every angle of coverage on punctuation and style guidelines to use in everyday writing (which some I don't even remember from learning in my early childhood). No, I probably wouldn't read it a second time if it ki ...more
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In 1831, George and Charles Merriam founded the company as G & C Merriam Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1843, after Noah Webster died, the company bought the rights to An American Dictionary of the English Language from Webster's estate. All Merriam-Webster dictionaries trace th
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