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Suffolk Book League
The Suffolk Book League is a local literary group with a difference. Founded in 1982, we promote the pleasures of reading by bringing popular and distinguished writers to speak in Ipswich and the surrounding area as well as supporting a wide range of literary-related community projects. To us, reading matters. You can join the Suffolk Book League at any of our meetings, via the website or by email/post. Although you do not need to be a member in order to attend our events, annual membership ensures that you receive the quarterly journal Book Talk and reduced price entry to the…
Elements of Style
The elements of style - William Strunk, Jr.Asserting that one must first know the rules in order to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer.It gives in brief outline the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.
For: comma, semi-colon, colon, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark, ellipsis, brackets, hyphen, quotation mark, apostrophe, dash comma (,)The uses of the comma are: Separate a list of items i.e.: Apples, pears, bananas and grapes are fruit Indicates a word in apposition i.e.: The organisation, XYZ Enterprises, sends all members of staff on training at least once a year Used before or after a participle phrasing i.e.: Being in possession of a lottery ticket, you may stand a chance to win Indicate a slight pause i.e.: We have hardly had a summer in Gauteng, it has been overcast and rainy…
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