Punctuation Problems

23 Jul

Happened to read the post Review of Eats, Shoots and Leaves on Daily Writing Tips and was reminded of my struggle with the usage of punctuation especially with the apostrophe. I was for a considerable time confused with when to use its and it’s until I read the book Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. It has been two years since I read the book and still remember a few simple examples from the book that clearly illustrated the correct usage of punctuation.

An example about the dangling expectations caused by incorrect pluralisation.

Cyclist’s only (his only what?)

A very well written book and a must read for people having problems with the usage of punctuation.

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2 Responses to “Punctuation Problems”

  1. Ramakrisna 26 July 2008 at 10:46 am #

    It should be “cyclists only”. Am I right?

    You’ve missed out on using punctuation my friend.
    Check this: I was, for a considerable time, confused with….

  2. Santhosh Reddy 26 July 2008 at 10:57 am #

    Yes, it is “cyclists only”.

    Thank you for the correction. I have fixed that.

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