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Punctuation; A Good Thing by Julia S.

Filed Under (writing) by Lee Kolbert on 31-10-2009

This post is written by student, Julia, who invites readers to edit this post for punctuation. Other comments are welcome as well.

Wow (Exclamation Point)!

What would our writing be like without punctuation you wouldn’t be able to read words in sentence form or tell if the sentence was sad,excited,scared,nervous or a command If you look at it,punctuation gives a good sense of order to both narratives and expositories. So,instead of “She rushed to the mall I know she loves to shop which is a strong sentence with incorrect punctuation use”She rushed to the mall.I know she loves to shop.”The bottom line is that looking at punctuation as something not tedious and annoying can truly fix up your writing!!!!!!!!!Poor punctuation and good punctuation are like night and day!!!!!!

Can you fix this blog post?



11 Comments Already, Leave Yours Too

Peter on 31 October, 2009 at 5:51 pm #
    

Yes, so true.

What about making up some sentences that can be read in two different ways, depending on where the punctuation is placed?


@adunsiger on 31 October, 2009 at 6:38 pm #
    

I love punctuation. Eats, Shoots & Leaves is one of my favourite books, and it deals with this very topic. Here is my attempt at correcting your post:

Punctuation: A Good Thing

Wow (Exclamation Point)!

What would our writing be like without punctuation? You wouldn’t be able to read words in sentence form or tell if the sentence was sad, excited, scared, nervous, or a command. If you look at it, punctuation gives a good sense of order to both narratives and expositories. So, instead of, “She rushed to the mall. I know she loves to shop,” which is a strong sentence with incorrect punctuation, use, ”She rushed to the mall. I know she loves to shop.” The bottom line is that looking at punctuation as something not tedious and annoying can truly fix up your writing! Poor punctuation and good punctuation are like night and day!

I hope that I managed to correct this post for you. I have added your post to My Favourites, and I’m going to use it with my Grade 1 class to teach about conventions. Thanks for the great lesson idea!

Aviva


Michael J on 31 October, 2009 at 7:12 pm #
    

What a nice post. You made me want to know more about the history of punctuation. I thought you might find the entry at wikipedia, interesting.

http://ilnk.me/5ca


dougpete on 31 October, 2009 at 8:12 pm #
    

Hello from Ontario, Canada.

What an interesting post, Julia. You have a pretty good idea about the importance of punctuation and I enjoyed reading it. On my bookshelf at work, I have the book “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” which is dedicated to the use of punctuation.

I’ll start off the editing of your blog post. I think the first edit should be to add a question mark between “punctuation” and “you”. That would make the first sentence of your post read:

What would our writing be like without punctuation?

Who’s next?


@shannonwa on 1 November, 2009 at 11:45 am #
    

Hi Julia,
Nice post! My 5th graders will like
this on Monday. We just explored the 14 common elements of punctuation in english grammar. How many can you name?
Answers here: http://is.gd/4K9eb


Julia S on 3 November, 2009 at 9:07 pm #
    

Pretend that punctuation is like bones to the human body. Without bones,you cannot stand up! Always remember,PUNCTUATION!!!!!!!!


Po Colkin on 4 November, 2009 at 5:02 pm #
    

julia, i loved your post. punctuation really is very important to our lives! keep up the good posts!


Leo k on 5 November, 2009 at 8:18 am #
    

I think punctuation is important because without periods,exclamation points,and question marks,every sentence in the world would never end and that would be bad!


Micheal Head on 6 November, 2009 at 8:48 pm #
    

Julia,
Great post, punctuation is perhaps the most important thing for the composition of a sentence. Even in my high school and university english classes, we did / are doing work on punctuation. It simply makes or breaks a sentence.


jordana c. on 9 November, 2009 at 5:55 pm #
    

nice post yourright punctuation is very important


Isabella M.S. on 19 November, 2009 at 10:02 pm #
    

TOO WRIGHT!!![tee-hee]That is the way to go