The punctuation panda is back! Armed with a permanent marker, a smidgen of confidence, and a copy of CAN YOU EAT SHOOT AND LEAVE? (yes, that was an Oxford comma), any one of us now has the chance to become a member of the punctuation master-class. While established punctuation sticklers fine-tune existing skills, taking guilty pleasure from testing their (already somewhat unsettling) seventh sense, confused novices need never again inflict the agony of the unclosed bracket on an innocent readership.
Introductory Cosmo-style questionnaire helps readers identify their level of punctuation prowess.
Mirrors the structure and light-hearted style of Lynne Truss's hugely popular EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES. Topics include apostrophes, commas, colons and semicolons, hyphens and more.
Each chapter concentrates on one particular punctuation mark. Origin, usage rules and their exceptions introduce the entertaining activities which have a 'challenge-yourself' format.
The bite-sized exercises in each chapter and longer texts in 'The Final Challenge' put punctuation skills to the test.