A man drives down a road that has two road signs with quotations marks positioned on either side of it.
"I translate books from English into better English."
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The Comma Sutra
"When are people going to stop speaking every sentence like it's a question?"
"I've grown numb to exclamation points."
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Tags:skywriting, skywriter, skywriters, clouds, cloud, plane, planes, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, grammar, punctuation, correction, corrections, correcting, red, teacher, teachers, teacher life, english, language arts, comment, comments, commenting, love, marry me, will you marry me, proposal, proposals, marriage proposals, proposing
"I insisted on the quotation marks."
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"Why is it that every time I say something in quotation marks you respond in italics?"
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"I know its hard to believe right now, Lawrence, but some day you'll thank me for asking you to punctuate your sentences correctly."
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, teacher life, punctuation, grammar, correcting, correction, corrections, life lesson, life lessons, kids, kid, child, children, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school, youth, teen, teens, teenager, marking, grading, homework, assignment, assignments, paper, papers, essay, essays, report, reports, project, projects, future, advice, advising
A man's boss gives him a command and then the man forgets what it was immediately.
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Tags:businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, micromanager, micromanagers, micro-manager, micro-managers, micromanagement, micromanaging, grammar, punctuation, comma, commas, picky, fussy, pedantic, english, language
Use apostrophes. Dont use apostrophes
"I'm sorry, but refusing to use an Oxford comma isn't really grounds for divorce."
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