Writing Hint #8 The Power of Punctuation

Never underestimate the importance of punctuation. It can make or break your writing. Giving no attention to these important markers can totally change the meaning of what you write.

Consider the following:

A professor wrote the following sentence on the board and ask his students to punctuate it correctly.

“A woman without her man is nothing.”

All the males in the room wrote:

“A woman, without her man, is nothing.”

All the females in the class wrote:

“A woman: without her, man is nothing.”

Punctuation is powerful.


One Response to “Writing Hint #8 The Power of Punctuation”

  1. Heidi Stephen says:

    That is SO funny! oh my goodness 🙂