Can You Eat, Shoot & Leave?

Can You Eat, Shoot & Leave? (Workbook)

The punctuation workout for sticklers and rookies alike. With an introduction by Lynne Truss

Published October 2011

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The punctuation panda is back!

Armed with a permanent marker, a smidgen of confidence, and a copy of ‘Can You Eat, Shoot and Leave?’, everyone now has the chance to become a member of the punctuation elite.

Established punctuation sticklers:
Fine-tune existing skills, taking guilty pleasure from testing your (already somewhat unsettling) seventh sense.

Confused novices:
Never again inflict flawed and perplexing punctuation on your innocent readers.

The only official workbook for the international bestseller ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves.’

• Introductory Cosmo-style questionnaire helps readers identify their level of punctuation prowess.
• Mirrors the structure and light-hearted style of Lynne Truss’s hugely popular ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’. Topics include apostrophes, commas, colons and semicolons, hyphens and more.
• Each chapter concentrates on one particular punctuation mark. Origin, usage rules and their exceptions introduce the entertaining activities which have a ‘challenge-yourself’ format.
• The bite-sized exercises in each chapter and longer texts in ‘The Final Challenge’ put punctuation skills to the test.

A Few Words From Lynne

I am all admiration for Clare Dignall, who has put together a really rigorous work-book for people who want to learn definitively where to put a hyphen, and when a question mark is not in order. It’s a funny, clever book. But above all it’s helpful.

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