Stops, or How to Punctuate


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Throughout the ages, languages continue to adapt and change. English, being a relatively new language, is a nice example of that. Though the English vocabulary is continually evolving, the system of punctuation has remained constant for the most part. This means that grammar books from 1895 are still applicable today. Therefore, if the following sentence looks correct to you, perhaps listening to Paul Allardyce's "Stops, or How to Punctuate" would be a good idea.
(Summary by Shurtagal) (2 hr 0 min)

Chapters

INTRODUCTION 9:50 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
THE FULL STOP 6:13 Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz
THE COMMA 30:57 Read by Sarah Jennings
THE SEMICOLON 4:05 Read by Shurtagal
THE COLON 7:51 Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz
THE POINT OF INTERROGATION 5:20 Read by Kara Shallenberg
THE MARK OF EXCLAMATION 6:14 Read by Clarica
THE DASH 7:02 Read by Clarica
BRACKETS (OR THE PARENTHESIS) 5:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
INVERTED COMMAS 9:13 Read by Kristen McQuillin
ITALICS 2:53 Read by Robin Cotter
THE HYPHEN 8:44 Read by Clarica
THE APOSTROPHE 4:39 Read by Robin Cotter
ELLIPSIS 3:11 Read by Clarica
REFERENCES TO NOTES 3:01 Read by Kristen McQuillin
CORRECTION OF PROOFS 5:41 Read by Philippa Willitts