Semicolon

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson

I am a stickler for grammatical rules (ask anyone who has written for me) and a lover of the semicolon. Cecelia Watson’s book bolstered my comfort with semicolonic usage; she shattered my belief in grammatical edicts. Her takedown of David Foster Wallace’s defense of Standard White English is by itself worthy of a recommendation. The rest of the book takes us on an erudite and wide-ranging history of the semicolon and grammar. Highly recommended for lovers of the English language.

Published by Don Laackman

Leader with higher education, non-profit and private-sector consulting experience.

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