The New Well-tempered Sentence

The New Well-tempered Sentence

A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

Book - 2003
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At long last, The New Well-Tempered Sentence rescues punctuation from the perils of boredom, with wholly original explanations of the rules of punctuation, whimsical graphics, and utterly unforgettable characters (yes, characters in a grammar book). Gordon teaches you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. Gradually, as you master the elusive slashes, dots, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip ofa bizarre and bemusing comedy of manners. Witty, saucy, and utterly unforgettable, The New Well-Tempered Sentence is a must-have for anyone who has ever despaired of opening a punctuation handbook but whose sentences despair without one.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2003
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
ISBN: 9780618382019
Characteristics: x, 147 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gordon, Karen Elizabeth


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May 14, 2012

A bit risque for my taste. I believe it also had cussing in it. Therefore, I didn't finish reading it.

I loved the beautiful, vibrant wording of the book. It gave you a passion for writing, and for learning new words.


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