Friday, March 17, 2017

Book Excerpt for the Day

    The semicolon has been rightly called “a compliment from the writer to the reader”.  And a mighty compliment it is, too.  The sub-text of a semicolon is, “Now, this is a hint.  The elements of this sentence, although grammatically distinct, are actually elements of a single notion.  I can make it plainer for you – but hey!  You’re a reader!  I don’t need to draw you a map!”

    (from Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss)

  9½*/10.  The complete review is here.

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