08 February 2006

Importance of punctuation

Get your punctuation right. A misplaced comma, full stop or apostrophe can change the meaning of your sentence, as illustrated by this:

A teacher wrote the words, "woman without her man is nothing"on the blackboard and told the students to punctuate it correctly.

The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."
The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing."


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