Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin PulverPunctuation Takes a Vacation By: Robin Pulver ISBN: 0823418200, 2004.
Day after day, the punctuation marks showed up in Mr. Wright’s classroom. They did their jobs but the children did not respect or treat them right. They erased them, replaced them, corrected them and ignored them. Then one day Mr. Wright said, “Let’s give the punctuation’s a vacation”. The children didn’t even care, so the angry punctuation marks left. But when the children came back to class there was a problem it was hard to read or write without punctuation marks. All of their sentences ran together and didn’t make sense; they are happy when punctuation returns. Activity: Have the students make postcards to send to the punctuation of their choice. Explain why you miss them. Make sure you use that particular punctuation when writing. Be creative!
** This book can help reinforce grammar lessons.
36 Times Punctuation Changed Everything
Failing to use a punctuation mark, using it in the wrong place, or failing to proofread is one of the most effective methods of transforming a great piece of writing into something that sucks. These absolutely delightful examples of the way in which punctuation can completely change the meaning of an intended message, are cringeworthy, but brilliant. These guys deserve medals for turning otherwise dull and mundane signs into something that we can all have a laugh at. Proofreading really does matter! Read more: Reasons why proofreading is important. This may be the catastrophe to end all catastrophes. Although I do share his dislike of emos.
She cooks her family and her dog yes, the dog looks worried! Use them. This initial workshop identified the work scopes and phasing generated several different sourcing strategies for those work scopes and proposed selection criteria to compare the sourcing strategies to best benefit the [project]. This initial workshop identified the work scopes, and phasing generated several different sourcing strategies for those work scopes and proposed selection criteria to compare the sourcing strategies to best benefit the [project]. This initial workshop identified the work scopes and phasing, generated several different sourcing strategies for those work scopes, and proposed selection criteria to compare the sourcing strategies to best benefit the [project]. Fantastic post. I laughed the entire time I was reading.
Such features are represented by punctuation, indicated by signs inserted usually between words, and often following the feature they mark. It is clear from these definitions that punctuation serves an important purpose in writing, allowing us to separate sentences, showing us where to pause, where to place emphasis on particular words, and in clarifying the meaning of written language. In extreme cases, ambiguous sentences that are hard to decipher can be misinterpreted, putting lives at risk. For example, unclear instructions on the use of mechanical equipment, or on medication packaging, could lead to fatal errors. Fortunately, most of the time, poor use of punctuation creates amusement rather than life-threatening danger. Here are a few well-known humorous examples found on the Internet:.
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Punctuation is not really that important, right? Take a look at some of these great examples of punctuation mistakes. The Dear John punctuation example is a very commonly used story about a man who received a beautiful letter from his loved one. Or could she? I want a man who knows what love is all about.
When I wrote a blog post about language and translator jokes , I was asked to make it into a series. There are so many language related jokes, and this post is dedicated to punctuation jokes that serve as an example on just why it is crucial to get your punctuation right. Punctuation is extremely important. On finishing his meal, the panda gets up, reaches into his fur for a handgun, brings down the waiter with one shot, and calmly heads for the door. Ze service was not acceptable? Go look it up. The baffled staff huddle round the compact encyclopedic dictionary that they keep on the premises, and turning to Panda, giant, they read this: Panda, giant.