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jueves, 27 de febrero de 2014

The Importance of Punctuation

Hi everyone,

Have you realised the importance of punctuation when writing a composition? Sometimes you complain about it but punctuating correctly gives meaning to your writings. Here’s an example taken from an old magazine, whose reference I don't remember.

I want to rub all your mistakes out with my (c)Factis rubber

  Version 1:

Dear John, 

I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy -will you let me be yours? 


Version 2:

Dear John,

I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy.
 Will you let me be? 


Is this a love letter in both cases or not?
Leave your comments and tell me the differences you spot in both versions.

1 comentario:

  1. Hi everybody!
    Although both letters have the same words in the same order, the meaning is a little bit different, isn´t it? In the first one Gloria loves John, but in the second one Gloria hates him.
    For example, we can read in the first letter: "I yearn for you". Definitely Gloria loves John. However, in the second letter we can see in the same position the following sentence: "For other men, I yearn." I think this is completely opposite in this case.
    Indeed, punctuation are very important to not make misunderstandings!