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Punctuation is so crucial to understanding sentences. It is always crucial to understanding how you are saying something through writing.

can you just imagine how on earth is looks when you don’t add or even insert incorrect punctuation to a sentence or paragraph its awkward to read and you can’t always tell what context you’re saying it in

Here’s an excerpt from a book just to show you of which I’ve removed all the punctuation from it:

it  was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen Winston Smith his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him

the hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats at one end of it a coloured poster too large for indoor display had been tacked to the wall it depicted simply an enormous face more than a metre wide the face of a man of about forty five with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features Winston made for the stairs it was no use trying the lift even at the best of times it was seldom working and at present the electric current was cut off during daylight hours it was part of the economy drive in preparation for Hate Week the flat was seven flights up and Winston who was thirty nine and had a varicose ulcer above his right ankle went slowly resting several times on the way on each landing opposite the lift shaft the post with the enormous face gazed from the wall it was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU the caption beneath it ran

You can read it, and you can naturally assume where the punctuation goes but it is more of an effort. So you can imagine why I get a bit narked when I see media posts like on Facebook and via text messages with no punctuation, no sentence breaks, nothing, but a steady stream of words. And why arguments and upsets can ensue when you’ve read a text message for instance and read it in a completely different way then it was intended just because there was no punctuation or it was used incorrectly. (I know most, if not all of my readers, followers, and those I follow, will use them but I want to shake those who don’t by the shoulders and say ‘Please use punctuation! And use it correctly! Please!’)

Never underestimate the benefits of the simple, humble punctuation mark!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

[Of course, there are, those, who use, punctuation marks, much, much, too, often. aren’t there????!!!!]

One comment on “Punctuation…..,”!!!???;;;:::

  1. You’re a girl after my own heart! These errors drive me up the wall. You might enjoy my punctuation post: https://firstnightdesign.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/first-night-design-a-word-in-your-shell-like-about-punctuation/

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