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The Best Writing About Punctuation. Full Stop.

If you have strong opinions about em dashes—or the Oxford comma—this reading list is for you.

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A History of Punctuation

Florence Hazrat

How we came to represent (through inky marks) the vagaries of the mind, inflections of the voice, and intensity of feeling.

The Commas That Cost Companies Millions

Chris Stokel-Walker

For most people, a stray comma isn’t the end of the world. But in some cases, the exact placement of a punctuation mark can cost huge sums of money.

The Best Grammar and Punctuation Books

Mark Nichol
Five Books

In the age of the internet, we are all writers. Correct grammar and punctuation are key to making a good impression. Grammar geek Mark Nichol, a writer at Daily Writing Tips, picks five of the best grammar and punctuation books, and tells us why bad grammar leads to anarchy.