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By Lynne Truss

ISBN-10: 1592402038

ISBN-13: 9781592402038

A bona fide publishing phenomenon, Lynne Truss's now vintage number one manhattan occasions bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes its paperback debut after promoting over three million copies world wide in hardcover. we know the fundamentals of punctuation. Or can we? a glance at so much local signage tells a unique tale. via sloppy utilization and occasional criteria on the web, in e mail, and now textual content messages, we've got made right punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Truss dares to claim, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and intensely English approach, that it's time to examine our commas and semicolons and spot them because the magnificent and valuable issues they're. it is a ebook for those who love punctuation and get disappointed whilst it truly is mishandled. From the discovery of the query mark for the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this vigorous background makes a robust case for the renovation of a method of printing conventions that's a lot too sophisticated to be mucked approximately with.

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Maison (grand/blanc) 3. - Cet ordinateur est nouveau ? 3. homme (beau/brun) 4. - Cet avion est très vieux ! 4. étudiantes (nouveau/américain) ^JËT) Complétez avec « des », « de » ou « d' ». 1. La styliste Emmanuelle Kahn a toujours grosses lunettes. - 2. Les contes de Léo Perutz sont histoires étranges. - 3. Les contes de Perrault sont belles histoires. - 4. Apportez-moi autres photos de votre famille. - 5. Les vieux bistrots de Paris sont endroits magnifiques. cinquante-cinq • 55 L'ADJECTIF (2) • • • ADJECTIFS PARTICULIERS 1 Certains adjectifs changent de sens selon leur place.

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