Why We Punctuate or Reason Versus Rule in the Use of Marks
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Why We Punctuate or Reason Versus Rule in the Use of Marks

By William Livingston Klein
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Table of Contents
  • WHY WE PUNCTUATE
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I THE FUNCTIONS OF MARKS, AND HOW PERFORMED
    • REAL AND APPARENT MEANINGS
  • CHAPTER II THE FUNDAMENTAL PURPOSE OF PUNCTUATION—GROUPING
    • THE NAMES OF MARKS
    • THE RELATIVE VALUES OF MARKS
    • PUNCTUATION OF A SERIES
  • CHAPTER III MODIFIED PARENTHESIS, EXPLANATORY AND RESTRICTIVE TERMS, AFTER-THOUGHT, AND APPOSITIVES
  • CHAPTER IV GROUPING DONE BY THE SEMICOLON AND THE COLON
  • CHAPTER V SOME USES OF THE DASH
  • CHAPTER VI PUNCTUATION BY REASON AND CONVENTION
    • FIRST, SECOND, WHEN, NOW, BECAUSE, ETC.
    • YES, NO, AGAIN, ETC.
  • CHAPTER VII COMMA, SEMICOLON, COLON, AND PERIOD—THEIR DIFFERENTIATION
    • COMMA AND SEMICOLON
  • CHAPTER VIII COMMA, DASH, AND PARENTHESES—THEIR DIFFERENTIATION
    • COMMAS AND PARENTHESES
    • DASHES AND PARENTHESES
  • CHAPTER IX MISCELLANEOUS USES OF MARKS
    • ADJECTIVES BEFORE A NOUN
    • DOUBLE OBJECT
    • A “LONG” SUBJECT
    • DOUBTFUL MODIFIERS
    • INTERMEDIATE RESTRICTIVE GROUPS
    • NOT—BUT
    • O and OH
  • CHAPTER X CONVENTIONAL USES OF MARKS
    • THE PERIOD
    • THE COLON
    • THE SEMICOLON
    • THE INTERROGATION-POINT
    • THE EXCLAMATION-POINT
    • ELLIPSIS
  • CHAPTER XI QUOTATION-MARKS
  • CHAPTER XII BRACKETS AND PARENTHESES
  • CHAPTER XIII ABBREVIATIONS AND MISCELLANY
    • FORM OF ADDRESS
    • FIRM OR CORPORATION NAMES
    • FIGURES
    • TIME OF DAY
    • TEMPERATURE, ETC.
    • BIBLE REFERENCES
    • FOOT-NOTES
    • STAR, DAGGER, ETC.
    • MISCELLANEOUS
    • THE APOSTROPHE
    • WHEREAS—RESOLVED
  • CHAPTER XIV COMPOUND WORDS
  • CHAPTER XV CLOSE AND OPEN PUNCTUATION
  • INDEX
  • FOOTNOTES:
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