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Eats, shoots & leaves

Eats, shoots & leavesAs we recently saw, English can be easy to mess up. This is true whether or not you are a native speaker.

So if you are out there struggling with English grammar and punctuation, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is for you.

Even if you think that your punctuation is dead-on, check out this book. How often does a book about punctuation and grammar become a bestseller?!?


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4 Comments:

  1. Paulina said...
    A best-seller and now a source of the well known panda anecdote...
    I'll definitely read the book when I have the chance. English punctuation appears to be so easy that it turns out to be tricky in the end ;)
    Natalie Shahova said...
    I've translated Eats, Shoots & Leaves into Russian and while doing it I learned a lot about English punctuation and how it differs from the Russian system. A very helpful and interesting book.

    For an article about the joys and frustrations of translating the book, see http://www.americantranslators.org/divisions/SLD/slavfile/spring-2008.pdf
    ForeignExchange Translations said...
    @Paulina: "read the book when I have the chance" seems to be the kind of good intention that many buyers of the book have. A couple of years ago it was in the top 5 non-fiction books owned but never finished (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6440981.stm)

    @Natalie: Thank you very much for sharing your experiences!
    ForeignExchange Translations said...
    "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" was just named #54 of The 100 Best Books of the Decade by The Times!

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