Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Why Punctuation Matters

Even though I'm not teaching at the moment, I still do my best to use correct punctuation. The use of punctuation is one of the things that separates great writers from good writers. There is power in punctuation. I couldn't always get my English students to see that when I was teaching and it's even more difficult outside of a classroom. However, punctuation is important and it can be powerful.

The best example of that I've seen recently is in this article by Jeff Weintraub. It's funny, but illustrates the importance of punctuation.

Thanks to Justin Taylor for pointing the article out.

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