Thursday, 8 May 2008

Manuel Labour

Writing guides, grammar books, punctuation how-tos . . . do you read them? Not read them? How many writing books, grammar books, dictionaries–if any–do you have in your library?

I have one!\. Eats. shoots and leaves by Lynne Truss. Having just finished it I can see I should have many more. My grammar is appalling. I'm now spend ages writing my blog debating about semi colons and comma use.

I used to have a dictionary but it got lost on one of out many moves and we never replaced it.


  1. I've never read it, must check it out!

  2. Ah, the dicey question of the semi-colon. My advice would be, if in doubt, don't.

  3. Yvonne - it;s very informative who knew the comma had so many uses!

    GT - I recommend it.

    TT - My English teacher used to say "if it doubt leave it out" Lynne Truss disagrees passionately!


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