Why it is necessary?
- A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.
- “Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
- “I’m a panda,” he says, at the door. “Look it up.”
- The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.
- Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.”
Common Mistakes found
- Full stops (periods) These mark the end of a thought. There is NO space before it, but there is ONE space after the full stop (or period).
- Following the end of a sentence The new sentence starts with a Capital Letter.
- NEVER start a sentence with an abbreviation e.g. “GIS is used…” should “Geographical Information Systems are used… ”
- Never start a sentence with a number e.g. “10% of an ecosystem” should be written “Ten-percent of an ecosystem” when at the start of a sentence.
- Punctuate this sentence so that it makes sense
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