Notes on Punctuation

Notes on Punctuation - learn the correct way. He also uses...

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Cecilia Li Professor Powell ENRU 1100 19 February 2009 The author defines each punctuation mark he uses by using it or not using it where needed. He explains comma usage by not using any in the long sentence where commas are needed, in order to tell you of the importance of commas. He defines semicolon by using it and this proves how it makes you feel like something else needs to follow the semicolon. He explains colon use by telling you why it is unattractive, and he tells you how it misleads readers. When he explains that exclamation points are irritating, he proves it to you by using it; thus showing you how annoying it is. He explains the quotation mark usage by telling you how it is often misused; he even gives some examples. He primarily defines each punctuation mark by using it either correctly and then explaining its significance or using it incorrectly and letting the reader realize the necessity of using it correctly. He uses examples to assist him in explaining its usage, and this helps because the reader will
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Unformatted text preview: learn the correct way. He also uses wrong examples to show its misusage, which helps because the reader will know in the future to avoid using it like that. This essay is rhetorically effective because the author uses examples to support his claims. He uses examples of correct usage of the punctuation mark as well as wrong usage. This allows the reader to see the importance of correct usage and the annoyance of misusage. The organization of the paragraphs also makes this article effective because it makes it clear to the reader what punctuation the author is talking about. The author also tells the reader whether he likes the punctuation mark or not. He explains the reasons for his likes and dislikes, this allows the reader to connect with him more because what the author feels is true is probably true for most people. I say this because I feel the same way he does for most of the punctuation marks. This made what he is saying a lot more sense to me....
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course ENRU 1100 taught by Professor Greenfield during the Spring '07 term at Fordham.

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