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You Have a Point There : A Guide to Punctuation and Its Allies - Eric Partridge

You Have a Point There

A Guide to Punctuation and Its Allies

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Published: 26th June 1978
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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.

Forewordp. ix
Punctuationp. 1
Introductoryp. 3
Period or Full Stopp. 9
The Commap. 14
Period and Comma in Abbreviation and Contractionp. 42
The Semicolonp. 44
The Colonp. 52
Parentheses; Degrees and Varieties of Parenthesisp. 63
The Dashp. 68
Question Mark and Exclamation Markp. 79
'twopence Coloured': Compound Points or Multiple Punctuation; Plurality of Dotsp. 82
Punctuation at All Points; Relative Values of the Pointsp. 90
'Not Too Little, Not Too Much': Close Punctuation and Open Punctuation; Over-Punctuation and Under-Punctuationp. 94
Allies and Accessoriesp. 105
Capital Lettersp. 107
Italics Emphasis; Differentiation and Distinction; Quotationp. 118
Quotation Marks or Inverted Commas Whether Absolute or Relativep. 122
Modes of Emphasisp. 127
The Hyphenp. 134
The Apostrophep. 155
Titles of Books, Periodicals, Chapters, Articlesp. 162
Indention and Paragraphingp. 165
Various Modes of Quotation in Prose and Verse; Relationship of Quotation to Paragraphingp. 170
Orchestrationp. 177
Alliance of Punctuation and Quotation.-Punctuation an Art, Not a Haphazardry nor Yet a Perfunctorinessp. 179
Full Orchestrap. 185
American Practice Byp. 209
A Chapter on American Practicep. 211
p. 223
p. 225
Subject Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780415050753
ISBN-10: 0415050758
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 26th June 1978
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1