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Alright Guv?

Advantages: Amusing and easily accessible book
Disadvantages: A bit too broad a topic covered in such a small book

As a member of the Amazon Vine* programme, I was intrigued when this item came up to order and review. I am a big fan of the Lonely Planet guide books and was interested to see how a book on my own language and culture would be written. The target audienc ...

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Review of British Language & Culture - Lonely Planet

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Getting to grips with phonics

Advantages: Educational, differing difficulties through the book, great quality
Disadvantages: None

Purchase My eldest daughter has already had a couple of these books but we have always had the Maths versions which are always very good and I have always been impressed with them. This month we have an elf visiting our house to keep an eye on my gir ...

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Review of Gold Stars KS1 Phonics Workbook

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PEDANTIC SEMANTICS MADE FUN

Advantages: Inispensable and utterly readable grammar guide, if only all textbooks were like this.
Disadvantages: Shifting conventions means that some usage may be dated now.

In Lynne we Truss This is an utterly entertaining and readable grammar guide with a difference. Billed as the 'zero tolerance guide' to punctuation it also doubles as a veritable treasure trove of useful information. Author Lynne Truss is well qu ...

FLOCKOFSEAGULLS 19.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss

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The do's and don't's of punctuation

Advantages: Funny, and it learns ya.
Disadvantages: However: it might make you feel obliged to start using colons and semicolons; and you still might not understand all the why's and wherefore's. (pu?)

A few years ago, in the category 'How to Write Opinions', I offered the following advice with regards to punctuation: "Make it up as you go along - I do. After all: nobody knows what a semi-colon is used for anyway; so... just throw in anything that looks ...

PJE_ 14.10.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss

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Punctuation with Pandas

Advantages: nicely presented, witty justification for sticklerdom
Disadvantages: do I really want to read it more than once?

I admit it; I’m a stickler. My particular little bugbear is the confusion of “it’s” and “its”, not because I don’t make that mistake myself but because I have had it drummed into me to check repeatedly whether I mean “belonging to it (ITS)” or “it is (IT’ ...

ruth_cole 19.01.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss

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