Eats, Shoots & donkeytime.org (Книга для группы А пAnxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens. We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves : Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
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In the book, published in , Truss bemoans the state of punctuation in the United Kingdom and the United States and describes how rules are being relaxed in today's society. Her goal is to remind readers of the importance of punctuation in the English language by mixing humour and instruction. Truss dedicates the book "to the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St. Petersburg who, in , demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution "; she added this dedication as an afterthought after finding the factoid in a speech from a librarian. There is one chapter each on apostrophes ; commas ; semicolons and colons ; exclamation marks , question marks and quotation marks ; italic type , dashes , brackets , ellipses and emoticons ; and the last one on hyphens. Truss touches on varied aspects of the history of punctuation and includes many anecdotes, which add another dimension to her explanations of grammar. In the book's final chapter, she opines on the importance of maintaining punctuation rules and addresses the damaging effects of email and the Internet on punctuation.
Here is what these books about and why you should spend a few hours reading them to become the next comma guru. And, most surprisingly, they succeeded! If there is one lesson that is to be learned from this book, it is that there is never a dull moment in the world of punctuation. Maybe yours will be even better? Eats, Shoots and Leaves. The Best Punctuation Book, Period:. Not as popular as pandas, but definitely worth your attention.
This is a first book in a while I read in russian. You may notice that maybe it's not the best idea to read a book about english grammar in russian language. But worry not, I had a really good translation that was created with the help of many educated british ladies and gentlemen; moreover the original quotes were saved in translation and I had a bonus in a form of two phrases instead of one. This book is not a grammar book but an entertaining nonfiction about the most funny misuse of punctuati. This book is not a grammar book but an entertaining nonfiction about the most funny misuse of punctuation. As you can see from the title, the original meaning was that panda eats shoots and leaves, but someone misplaced one comma, and the result is drastically changed. We have in russian similar phrase and even a wonderful cartoon "In the country of unlearned lessons" about it.