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Lang Matl
Author Lauchman, Richard.

Title Punctuation at work : simple principles for achieving clarity and good style / Richard Lauchman.

Imprint New York : American Management Association, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  PE1450 .L36 2010    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  PE1450 .L36 2010    Available
Description 202 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Punctuation can't rescue sense from nonsense -- The main reason to punctuate is to clarify your intent -- One of punctuation's tasks is to supply the various signals given by the voice -- In workplace writing, a sentence should yield its meaning instantly -- Punctuation should be invisible -- Punctuation follows the arrangement of words -- Punctuation indicates how ideas relate -- Punctuation suggests how much emphasis an idea deserves -- Punctuation slows the reading -- Don't count too much on context to make your meaning plain -- Know the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive expressions -- Respect the distinction between that and which -- When is punctuation optional? -- Use the serial comma -- When do I separate adjectives with a comma? -- Use the hyphen to clarify "improvised usage" -- Sometimes, no matter how you punctuate, a reader is going to think it's wrong -- Feed your head -- When you see an odd usage, consider the source -- Apostrophe -- Brackets -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Ellipsis -- Hyphen -- Parentheses -- Period -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Semicolon -- Slash -- Punctuating common sentence structures.
Subject English language -- Punctuation.
Added Author American Management Association.
ISBN 9780814414941 (pbk.)