Power of Punctuation
Punctuation is the correct use of the various stops or marks in writing so as to make the meaning of a sentence or a passage clear.
- “I want to eat Mom”
“I want to eat, Mom”
Use a comma to save a life
An English professor wrote the words:
"A woman without her man is nothing"
on chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.
All the males in the class wrote:
"A woman, without her man, is nothing."
All the females in the class wrote:
"A woman: without her, man is nothing."
SAVED FROM DEATH BY A COMMA!
Czarina Maria Fyodorovna once saved the life of a man by transposing a single comma in a warrant signed by her husband, Alexander III, which exiled a criminal to imprisonment and death in Siberia. On the bottom of the warrant the czar had written:
"Pardon impossible, to be sent to Siberia."
Maria Fyodorovna changed the punctuation so that her husband's instructions read:
"Pardon, impossible to be sent to Siberia."
The criminal was set free.