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Friday, August 16, 2013

Empower Your Writing With the Top Punctuation Howlers Grammar Style Guide


Why Punctuation Matters
Next to common grammatical errors, like spelling mistakes (alot vs. a lot) and misused words (loose weight vs. lose weight), punctuation is often overlooked, but it shouldn't be.
Punctuation makes a huge impact! Take for instance this popular example of the power of punctuation:
An English professor wrote the following words on the chalkboard and asked the students to punctuate it correctly:
"A woman without her man is nothing"
All of the males in the class wrote:
"A woman, without her man, is nothing."
All of the females in the class wrote:
"A woman: without her, man is nothing."
Punctuation is powerful.
You can harness this power to attract new readers and keep your current readers engaged with the free Top Punctuation Howlers PDF guide.
Unlike other style guides that imprison your writing or as one author put it, cause you to "type on eggs," Top Punctuation Howlers is easy to understand with its plethora of examples and open-writing style recommendations.
It's designed to help you strengthen your writing skills, no matter if you're ...
  • an exclamation point junky!!!!
  • constantly ... in the state ... of pause ...
  • struggling with an apostrophes' placement
  • an ESL writer who needs help with the nuances of English
  • lacking the necessary grammatical instruction
  • in need of a punctuation refresher
  • a writer or freelancer looking for a quick and easy reference guide
What's Included
This free 29-page downloadable PDF features the 10 most-popular punctuation marks, their most common article writing mistakes, and tips to strengthen your writing skills. Check it out:
  • The Period
  • The Exclamation Point
  • The Comma
  • The Colon
  • The Semicolon
  • The Dash
  • The Parentheses
  • The Apostrophe
  • The Quotation Mark
  • The Hyphen
Don't Take Our Word For It!
Appearing first on the EzineArticles Blog, the Top Punctuation Howlers have been a huge hit with our Expert Authors. Check out what they're saying:
"Waooo! This is informative, educative and interesting."
-- Samuel Bani Dauda
"Fantastic! This column should be required reading in high school, college, and anywhere small-business owners congregate."
-- Tom Fusard
"Thank goodness there are still some people who care about the use and misuse of the English language."
-- Mary
"This is probably the best explanation I've ever read about the proper use of the comma. It's easy to understand. Thank you!" -- Patti Winker
"I'm still laughing, Penny! (As well as learning.) What a very elegant way of reminding writers about grammar."
-- Lisa Strong Gorringe
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