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the importance of punctuation

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Don’t think that punctuation is important?

Then take a look at this sentence:

 

A woman without her man is nothing

 

Now see how meaning changes completely when we add punctuation.

 

'A woman, without her man, is nothing.'

'A woman: without her, man is nothing.'

 

The most common punctuation is:

 

. = full stop/period

This is a comma, isn’t it? = comma

Its an apostrophe = apostrophe

These are quotation marks= quotation marks

; = semi-colon

: = colon

(These are brackets) = brackets

- = hyphen

? = question mark

! = exclamation mark