Re: Seeking Reference to Grammar Book for UK Punctuation

Subject: Re: Seeking Reference to Grammar Book for UK Punctuation
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 10:03:02 -0700

At 12:30 PM 4/22/97 -0500, Nancy Hoft wrote:
>Hi Everybody,
>
>I've had a request for a reference to a reputable grammar book that
>explains formal UK punctuation. In particular, we seek rules for
>comma use. Also, if any of you were educated or worked in the UK and
>know the comma rule for separating items in a series, I'd appreciate
>collecting your responses.
>
As is so often the case, I can only recommend a book that's out of print -
_Mind the Stop_. Why are the classics always unavailable? O tempora, o mores!

Here's the info from amazon.com

Mind the stop; a brief guide to punctuation
with a note on proof-correction

by Gordon Vero Carey

Revised ed.
Unknown Binding, 126 pages
Published by Penguin
Dimensions: 18 cm.
ISBN: 0140212701

Availability: This item is out of print, but if you
place an order we may be able to
find you a used copy within 2-6 months. We can't
guarantee a specific condition,
binding, or edition. If we find a copy, we will notify
you via e-mail and request
your approval of the price. We'll also notify you if we
can't find a copy.
PLEASE NOTE: Each out of print item is shipped and
billed separately.

--Wayne Douglass

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