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This, That and A Lot on Punctuation

Amit Gawande
Amit Gawande
“I found a great many pieces of punctuation and typography lying around dormant when I came along - and I must say I had a good time using them.” – Tom Wolfe
A lot has been said and suggested by authors, amateur and experienced, on how we should and should not use punctuation. Setting aside the perpetual debates around specific punctuation marks, the importance of punctuation in making writing intelligible for a reader is never in doubt.
This issue features essays that provide a brief history of how punctuation evolved, its significance, some valuable tips and witty guidelines on using the marks.

Featured Writing
The Definition and Basic Rules of Punctuation
Featured Video
Linguistics, Style and Writing in the 21st Century - with Steven Pinker
Linguistics, Style and Writing in the 21st Century - with Steven Pinker
Featured Writer
Featured Tool
One Final Inspiration
Austin Kleon
"I wonder if you're like me, if you collect and squirrel away in your soul certain odd moments when the Mystery winks at you.”
—Denis Johnson
Postscript
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Thank you for reading and sharing.
-Amit
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