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oldbuddy

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Correct Punctuation
« on: August 24, 2013, 08:00:19 am »
Which one of these is punctuated correctly?

Woman, without her man, is nothing.

Woman! Without her, man is nothing.

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 08:24:01 am »
Which one of these is punctuated correctly?

Woman, without her man, is nothing.

Woman! Without her, man is nothing.

If you wanted to say that the woman is nothing without a man, try #1.

If you wanted to say a man is nothing without a woman, try #2.

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 08:32:49 am »
Which one of these is punctuated correctly?

Woman, without her man, is nothing.

Woman! Without her, man is nothing.

If you wanted to say that the woman is nothing without a man, try #1.

If you wanted to say a man is nothing without a woman, try #2.

You didn't answer the question.

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 09:18:37 am »
truthfully, I would have to say both are correct.
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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 09:31:45 am »
Which one of these is punctuated correctly?

Woman, without her man, is nothing.

Woman! Without her, man is nothing.
The second one of course. Woman is the reason that the population continues to grow. Thankn God, we have not advanced to creating our own generation from a test! But you still need an egg and a sperm cell to get the job done. Good comment! Food for thought

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013, 09:34:02 am »
The first one is correct.  How are you, oldbuddy? :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wave:

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 10:05:23 am »
i think the first on is right im thinking not sure thou but i go with that

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2013, 10:47:31 am »
Actually, both punctuations are correct. The two different punctuations simply change the context of the message.

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 11:22:47 am »
Hi oldbuddy! I am a Newbie who recognizes you as the guy in all the helpful videos! (Thanks for those, by the way.)

I'd say both punctuations are correct. It's just that one has a different meaning from the other. :wave:

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2013, 11:24:00 am »
Actually, both punctuations are correct. The two different punctuations simply change the context of the message.

I agree. Both are punctuated correctly. Their intent is different in each case.

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2013, 11:46:44 am »
Which one of these is punctuated correctly?

Woman, without her man, is nothing.

Woman! Without her, man is nothing.

DEFINITELY the second one, LOL!!  :P

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2013, 02:38:50 pm »
Thats a trick question.... haha

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 06:13:46 am »
I remember this from when I was in high school. It shows that a sentence can change depending on where you place punctuation. Both of them are correct.

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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 06:26:03 am »
Both are correct.
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Re: Correct Punctuation
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2013, 08:27:56 am »
Thats a trick question.... haha

Somebody finally figured out the right answer!  :BangHead:

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