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Friday, 14 December 2007

Who says punctuation doesn't matter?

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Nice post from The Grammar Vandal demonstrating why punctuation is so important.

 

Dear John Letter #1
Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy -- will you let me be yours?
Jane


Dear John Letter #2
Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?
Yours,
Jane

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2 Comments:
Blogger Mighty Red Pen said...

Ah, this old chestnut . . . always glad to see it make the rounds. Power to the punctuation!

19 December 2007 at 14:10  
Blogger Nezha said...

Hey wait, this is not a "dear John" letter. PS: I HATE grammar mistakes too.

20 December 2007 at 16:43  

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