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Making a Point
  • 书名: Making a Point
  • 作者: David Crystal
  • 副标题: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation
  • 页数: 400
  • 出版社: St. Martin's Press
  • 出版年: 2015-10-6
  • 第258页 Commas, the serial killer
    Ernest Gowers: The correct use of the comma—if there is such a thing as "correct" use—can only be acquired by common sense, observation, and taste.
    引自 Commas, the serial killer
    2015-11-18 08:16:04 回应
  • 第312页 Marks of inclusion: "quotation marks"
    ...but punctuation conventions are rarely a matter of logic. For more often, it comes down to pragmatic considerations of tradition, identity, and taste. And whichever set of practices you use, there is a further pragmatic rule: be consistent.
    引自 Marks of inclusion: "quotation marks"
    2015-11-18 08:17:43 回应
  • 第179页 Exclamation marks!!
    Several studies since the 1970s have analyzed male and female writing from this point of view, and usually found that women use exclamations far more than men, whether in traditional writing or online.
    引自 Exclamation marks!!
    2015-11-18 08:19:50 回应