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Why it is necessary
Common Mistakes found
“Punctuation marks are the traffic signals of language:
they tell us to slow down
, notice this, take a detour, and stop.”
The way a sentence is punctuated
can change its meaning
, for example,
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
Why it is necessary?
Punctuate this wildlife manual entry so that it the panda
is not an armed masticator
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.”
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
Every lady in this land
hath 20 nails on each hand
five and twenty on hands and feet
this is true without deceit
Add the punctuation mark
Comma – I went to the bank the chemist and Shoprite
Comma – I am of
course going steadily insane
Colon – Tom has only one rule in life never eat anything bigger than your head
Semi-colon – It was the barking of an enormous dog it came from over there
Exclamation mark –
Phew Its hot outside
Question mark – What is the capital of France
Hyphen – There were thirty two rabbits
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