The Value of Punctuation

Don’t underestimate the value of punctuation. Many versions of the Bible “cleaned it up” in translation.

An example of the power of punctuation can be realized in the illustration below:

An English professor wrote on the board:

“A woman without her man is nothing.”

The class was then asked to punctuate the sentence.

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

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

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