20 Images That Prove Grammar and Punctuation Are Important

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17 Responses to 20 Images That Prove Grammar and Punctuation Are Important

  1. Olof says:

    Spelling is not grammar and complaining about correct punctuation when one uses a grave accent instead of an apostrophe makes the argument invalid.

  2. Dreama says:

    Hahaha! I loved this! Totally subscribing now! ^__^

  3. Jisty says:

    At best serial a comma is unnecessary, and can frequently cause confusion.

  4. Steve says:

    Of course the Oxford comma is redundant if you correctly introduce the list (as in the “incorrect” instance) with a colon.

    We invited the strippers: JFK and Stalin.

  5. Anthony says:

    The fifth one down, about the average American, is just a badly worded sentence. There is no way any sort of Punctuation would make that sentence any better without adding words.

  6. Jay an says:

    Today, 3/11/13 I took a NYS DEC exam , the misspelling , grammar and punctuation was so horrific that I failed the exam costing me hundreds of dollars and my pride. I quickly made the test proctor aware of the situation . But nothing can be done now.

    • AdamWest'sButtDouble says:

      Did you mean…

      Today, 3/11/13, I took a NYS DEC exam. The spelling, grammar and punctuation were so horrific that I failed the exam and lost hundreds of dollars and my pride. I quickly made the test proctor aware of the situation. Nothing, however, can be done now.

      If you can’t get the “spelling, grammar and punctuation” right, how can you judge others’ as “horrific”?

  7. Passing buy says:

    In the ‘Than’ example, is it sepposed to be a lesson? or another joke. The example actually means “I’m much better at holding my liquor than holding a panda bear”.
    The correct sentence for the desired meaning should be “I’m much better at holding my liquor than a panda bear is.”

    • SvenTheBold says:

      No. In my dialect, the default assumption for sentences of construction “Adjectiver at Verbing Noun1 than Noun2″ is that when Noun2 refers to a person as opposed to a place or a thing, then it refers to a subject to which a comparison is being made. The previous sentence already established that the panda is a subject capable of drinking liquor, so I would actually have to put Verbing on both sides of the “than” in order to say what you claim this sentence already does.

      (Also, I’m totally making this up; which is fine, because you’re denying the legitimacy of pre-assumed resolutions to common forms of syntactic ambiguity.)

      If you strongly prefer the complete absence of all forms of syntactic shorthand, might I recommend a lovely little language labelled Lojban?

  8. lol omg i wuz laughing about time sum 1pointed this out 2 us young people it doesnt matter so much time is wasted worrying about these things will it matter at all down the road

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