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Semicolon

How a Misunderstood Punctuation Mark Can Improve Your Writing, Enrich Your Reading and Even Change Your Life

Cecelia Watson

From its first appearance in the pages of De Aetna (an essay about climbing Mount Etna) in 1494, the semicolon has undergone a ‘transformation from a mark designed to create clarity to a mark destined to create confusion’. Cecelia Watson delves into the history of punctuation rules and our anxieties about them; she examines examples of how great writers have used semicolons creatively; and shows how this humble punctuation mark can enrich your reading and improve your writing.
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  • Publisher: Fourth Estate
  • Year: 2020
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 197x128mm
  • ISBN: 9780008291563
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.2kg
Product code:
533604
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