Editing for punctuation. Clarify meaning and expression. “ Punctuation is a fairly recent creation (approximately 1500), originally meant to guide speakers in the oral delivery of texts written by others. ”. Cornelia Paraskevas “ The Craft of Writing: Breaking Conventions ”.
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Clarify meaning and expression.
“Punctuation is a fairly recent creation (approximately 1500), originally meant to guide speakers in the oral delivery of texts written by others.”
“The Craft of Writing: Breaking Conventions”
“Aldus Manutius the Elder invented the italic typeface and printed the first semicolon. His son, yes, Aldus the Younger, declared in 1566, ‘that the main object of punctuation was the clarification of syntax.’”
Frank McCourt in the foreword to
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
With a partner, examine your assigned paragraph. punctuation and how it affects your oral delivery.Create a chart with four columns:Punctuation Purpose of Alternate punct- EffectMark Mark uation mark the (Rhetorical (Choose from change not the chart) would have Grammatical) on a reading of the pieceThen select two pieces of punctuation and explore why the author chose that mark; select another mark he could have employed; and discuss and record how that mark might affect a reading of the sentence.Be ready to share your findings with the others.
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Those old things over there in the corner are my husband’s.
The committee consists of Mary Jane Sue Ann and Louise. punctuation and how it affects your oral delivery.
The committee consists of Mary, Jane, Sue, Ann, and Louise.
Private Property. No hunting allowed. punctuation and how it affects your oral delivery.
“ punctuation and how it affects your oral delivery.Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word count.”
Strunk and White
The Elements of Style