Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Importance Of Commas

Punctuation seems to be something that is taken lightly these days, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s essential in written English. An error in punctuation can convey a totally different message from the one that is intended. It sometimes results in the most hilarious sentences.

Here are some funny examples of sentences that would have benefited from the proper use of one of the most important punctuation marks of all time: the comma.








There are times when correct punctuation is vital.

Have a great day!

35 comments:

  1. Can't believe that magazine, punctuation realy is so important.

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    1. I know! It's that magazine that is really bad because it's supposed to be professional!

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  2. It's amazing how the lack of a comma can turn something normal into something terribly disturbing lol

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    1. Oh yes, absolutely! Sometimes you have to watch what you're writing!

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  3. Oh I've seen some beauties, but these cracked me up, had me laugh out loud, woke the cats...again

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    1. Poor kitties...woken up from one of their many naps of the day...LOL...

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  4. These are hilarious, Martha! Man bacon, hahahahahahaha!

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  5. Funny ! I try to use commas , but I some times forget , ooh well lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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    1. It's all in good fun. Sometimes we need to laugh at these things!

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  6. asking for any real English from people on Facebook is a miracle

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  7. Good morning, Martha ;) YES commas are important and so is SUNSHINE ... another cold ol icy day here in little ol Little Rock ...

    I'm more concerned about spelling ... you think the kiddos know how to spell ~you~ any longer? I was trying to read something from a 20 something the other day ... not a text but ... well, yes it was Facebook .. took me a bit to understand what she was talking about! whole nother language... texting language ~ never mind punctuation!




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    1. Carolyn, I'll take warmth and sunshine over commas anytime! Hahaha...

      Ah, spelling...now there's a HUGE problem these days. That text style writing is its own (confusing) language!

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  8. lol - I'm reading Goldfinch right now - and it took me too long ( way to long ) to figure out what RUOK spelled. Ruck? Rook? Never even considered Are you ok ???
    I used to be such a stickler for commas - now I seem to use dashes ( as you can see ) it's easier when you blog every day LOL
    XOXO

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    1. I've never even heard of RUOK. Or Ruck. Or whatever it is. At least you're a few steps ahead of me, Suzan!

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  9. Oh yes, the comma can really change things!!
    I loved learning all that grammar back in the old days when it was taught every day in school. It gave structure and obviously meaning to that structure.

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    1. We didn't have text phones or computers or spell check back then, and we had to do everything with paper and pen, so we spent a lot of time learning about grammar. I think it was great. It forced us to really understand how some rules work.

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  10. LOL! The funniest ones seem to be about cooking and eating food.. or things that are not supposed to be food. lol again!

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    1. That's when happens when you don't use commas properly --- you turn into a cannibal! Hahaha...

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  11. So funny! I would have shared these with my kiddos! Laughter helps make the point! I've spent so much time trying to drill spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation into third graders! Sometimes I find myself making their mistakes because I've seen them so many times. And then there is always that tension between American and Canadian English.

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    1. Adding humour to lessons is a great teaching tool! Some of my favourite teachers did that, and the students were completely focused!

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  12. I forget to use commas all the time. I know they need to be there but I get to writing and get so engrossed that I don't pay attention. I guess I should?

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    1. Use them only when you're putting people and food in the same sentence, so you don't come out looking like a cannibal...hahaha. Other than that, it's okay :)

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  13. Grammar, it's the difference between knowing your sh*t and knowing you're sh*t.

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  14. :D I laughed my fanny off. Thank you. Been a stressful day and this was just what I needed to unwind before bed. Blessings, Bird

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    1. Always happy to oblige with humour, Bird! You know me...

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  15. If teachers would use these examples , some comma rules might stick. I did teach grammar, but I'm afraid I've forgotten comma rules since I haven't used them.

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    1. I know what you mean. It's been so long since I was in school that I have to look some things up sometimes to refresh this old memory!

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  16. I see this more and more now. Magazines (like you showed), and news articles. Just everywhere.

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    1. With every day people, I don't care as much. But magazines, books, anything professional...that's really bad!

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  18. right put comma can once save you life, so we should not neglect its using! http://getessayeditor.com/blog/why-you-should-consider-the-importance-of-punctuation will tell you about importance of punctuation!

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