Eats, Shoots & Leaves  -  The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Eats, Shoots & Leaves - The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 209
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780007368419


Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the Comma? Or just plain stumped by the Semi-Colon? Join Lynne Truss, self-confessed punctuation stickler, in this impassioned and hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation. A runaway bestseller, it is both a brilliantly clear guide for the punctuation challenges and enthralling entertainment for the grammar devotee.


“A punctuation repair kit.
Passionate and witty… fresh and funny.”
--- Independent

‘”Enchanting, full of jokes and anecdotes and information. It makes you love punctuation; you want to conserve what is still left and perhaps call for more of it.”
--- Sunday Telegraph

“Worth its weight in Gold.”

“Truss Deserves to be piled high with honours.”
--- John Humphrys, Sunday Times


1. Introduction – The Seventh Sense
2. The Tractable Apostrophe
3. That’ll Do, Comma
4. Airs and Graces
5. Cutting a Dash
6. A Little used punctuation mark
7. Merely conventional signs