Monday, May 29, 2006

Punctuation explained

Well, as much as anyone can ever explain it, I guess.

But I do recommend these two readings from the Writing Center at Boise State that I came across while looking for something else. They take a sensible approach to the topic while navigating between the "rules" method and the "throw it in wherever you think it's needed" method.

Punctuation as a system, the hierarchy of punctuation:
Focus on the comma (with an excellent section on why the "pause" method does not work well):


At 6/5/06, 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6/6/06, 9:43 AM, Blogger Doug Fisher said...

Thank you. This is why it is often said here that everyone -- especially me -- needs an editor.


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