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Stops, or How To Punctuate

Stops, or How To Punctuate by Paul Allardyce
By: (1855-1895)

Throughout the ages, languages continue to adapt and change. English, being a relatively new language, is a nice example of that. Though the English vocabulary is continually evolving, the system of punctuation has remained constant for the most part. This means that grammar books from 1895 are still applicable today. Therefore, if the following sentence looks correct to you, perhaps listening to Paul Allardyce’s “Stops, or How to Punctuate” would be a good idea.

First Page:

"STOPS"

Or, How to Punctuate

A Practical Handbook for Writers and Students

by

PAUL ALLARDYCE

"For a reader that pointeth ill, A good sentence oft may spill."

CHAUCER Romaunt of the Rose

London T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. Adelphi Terrace Eighteenth Impression 1895

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE FULL STOP

THE COMMA

THE SEMICOLON

THE COLON

THE POINT OF INTERROGATION

THE MARK OF EXCLAMATION

THE DASH

BRACKETS (OR THE PARENTHESIS)

INVERTED COMMAS

ITALICS

THE HYPHEN

THE APOSTROPHE

ELLIPSIS

REFERENCES TO NOTES

CORRECTION OF PROOFS

INTRODUCTION

The Use of Punctuation. Punctuation is a device for marking out the arrangement of a writer's ideas. Reading is thereby made easier than it otherwise would be.

A writer's ideas are expressed by a number of words arranged in groups, the words in one group being more closely connected with one another than they are with those in the next group... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 7, 2014
Not long and to the point, or shall I say "stop". Although I consider myself a bit above average regarding punctuation I did need some help. It's been many years since originally learning these rules. I'm so glad to have come across this. This is a keeper for me.


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