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  1. Annie

    January 16, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I feel better about punctuation because punctuation assists comprehension.

    For example: “Bertie was not a candidate for Stendhal Syndrome. He was thrilled to be in Paris, and he stuck his nose to the window of the bus and gazed, open-mouthed, at the streets of the elegant city.” (A. McCall-Smith).

  2. Isla MacGregor

    January 10, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I am trying to improve, and I’m observing corrections with gratitude.

  3. Leonard Colquhoun

    December 29, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Possible question quite widespread among recent school leavers: “What’s punctuation?” (99% through no fault of their own – boo! hiss! to scores (maybe hundreds) of education ministers, hundreds (maybe thousands) of edufacademics, thousands (maybe tens of thousands) of teachers (but with maybe a clear majority being truly able to claim “We’re victims too, y’know!”).

    Surely this is close to mass child abuse, and constitutes systemic professional dereliction of duty!

    (Background mutter from a very model of a modern main-herd academic: “What is ‘duty’?”)

  4. William Boeder

    December 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    So much at stake for want of ancillary marks, and spots of punctuation!

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