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But Can I Start a Sentence with "But"?: Advice from the Chicago Style Q&A (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Kindle Edition
About the Author
Carol Fisher Saller is a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press and the editor of TheChicago Manual of Style Online's Q&A.
- ASIN : B01FO2361I
- Publisher : The University of Chicago Press (18 April 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 441 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 109 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #393,475 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As one who has just barely—and with great difficulty, I should add—overcome the fact that a preposition must not necessarily be in pre-position (Really?! But the word literally means . . . ), this book is a refreshing bucket of cold water over the head in the winter. Well, maybe not THAT refreshing.
In any case, as one with no formal education in copyediting or journalism, and one who constantly self-edits, this book ably provides guidance with succinctness and wit. The index provides a handy subject reference. And I found myself laughing out loud a number of times; my favorite answer is to the question on pages 30-31.
For those reading this review, critique is welcome. Did I use en dashes inappropriately? Too often? (Oh wait; those are hyphens.) How ‘bout the em dashes? Did I use ellipses improperly? Is it wrong to use a question mark and an exclamation point (even in a parenthetical remark) in a book review of a book on queries regarding the CMOS? Anything else? I’m not sure if I’ve fully digested the material in this book . . .