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Making a Point

The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation

By David Crystal
12-minute read
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Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation by David Crystal

Making a Point (2015) is all about punctuation, the little marks that tie written language together. These blinks explain what function punctuation serves, why it can become a heated topic of discussion and how writers have used it creatively for years.

  • Anyone who writes
  • Students of language or literature
  • Grammar nerds

David Crystal is an Irish linguist and author. He’s worked on over a hundred books across a range of fields. He also wrote How Language Works and co-authored Shakespeare’s Words, both of which are best sellers.

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