Monday, 5 December 2011

The power of punctuation.

As a writer, one of the many things I have trouble with is punctuation. Just when I think I have a handle on where I should place a comma, colon, semi-colon etc. I then over think the whole thing and end up putting them where I shouldn't, giving a whole new meaning to what I have written.

The following is a prime example of this:

An English Professor wrote the words "A woman without her man is nothing" on the board, and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

All the males wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing."

All the females wrote: "A woman: without her, man is nothing."

Punctuation is indeed powerful.

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