Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

By Mary Norris

The main irreverent and relaxing booklet on language due to the fact Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

Mary Norris has spent greater than 3 many years guarding the recent Yorker's grand traditions of grammar and utilization. Now she brings her mammoth adventure and sharpened pencil to assist the remainder of us, in an enthralling language ebook as vigorous because it is of useful advice.

Between You & Me good points Norris's hilarious exhortations approximately exclamation marks and emoticons, splice commas and swear phrases; her memorable exchanges with writers resembling Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders; and her loving meditations at the most vital instruments of the alternate. Readers - and writers - will locate in Norris neither a scold nor a softie yet a sensible new pal in love with language.

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Focus in an essay works in the same way; you zoom in, so to speak, on a particular part of your topic and make that the focus of your paper. indd 6 10/13/09 2:20:26 PM Chapter 1 Prewriting 7 aerobics, explain the process of running properly, analyze the effects of daily running, and so forth). But if the purpose and focus of your essay are decisions you must make, you should always allow your interest and knowledge to guide you. Often a direction or focus for your essay will surface as you narrow your subject, but don’t become frustrated if you have to discard several ideas before you hit the one that’s right.

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