It delves into gray areas of punctuation left unclear by the other rule books, showing how the rules differ in four different editing styles. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Dedicating one short chapter to each, Casagrande brings her subject to life, teaching English usage through lively and amusing personal anecdotes. Your insights may be groundbreaking.
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It delves into gray areas of punctuation left unclear by the other rule books, showing how the rules differ in four different editing styles. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Dedicating one short chapter to each, Casagrande brings her subject to life, teaching English usage through lively and amusing personal anecdotes.
Your insights may be groundbreaking. Your characters may be so real you can almost touch them. Are you getting confused by passive voice as it comes into play in these sentences? In passive voice, the object of the action so to speak is made the grammatical subject of the sentence. So "He was called" does, as you said, required the subject pronoun "he.
I, he, she, they and who are subjects. E-mail vs. Email June Punctuation rules for American English are indeed "always" put the period or comma before the closing quote mark. British style is as you described that is, it follows a certain logic.
But American rules are rooted in a printing convention that originated from aesthetics concerns. Wikipedia is proof: Their style is situational in the way you described.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun & Spite
But theres a good reason to learn. So good that its worth overcoming the visceral aversion to the word that these grammar snobs have instilled in us. And here is that reason: About half the people you hear spewing the word whom in everyday conversation dont really know how. Punctuation, another bugbear, too is pretty darn simple. In fact most of grammar is extremely simple stuff, with just a few confusing gray areas. Casagrande asks the reader to not let this get to them.
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New York: Penguin Books, Subtitled A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite, this slim volume promises to be a treat for the word maven: a sugar-coated guide to grammar and usage that will entertain while it informs. The difference is bloodlust. At the very least, we must learn a little about grammar and usage for the sheer thrill of taking down these grammar tyrants, one at a time, just to watch them fall. The lessons themselves are not bad. Once you get to the hard information, it is often sensible and useful.
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