This week I’ve been sharing some of the fun and interesting lessons on punctuation I’m learning from Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, who’s wickedly funny. That made me think to end on a humorous note which I will do by displaying a few punctuation ‘horror stories’ Truss discovered:
“Next week: nouns and apostrophe’s! (BBC website advertising a grammar course for children)
Pupil’s entrance (on a very selective school, presumably)
Adult Learner’s Week (lucky him)
Pansy’s ready (is she?)
Cyclist’s only (his only what?)”
Do you notice grammar gaffs? Are you confident about your skills? I feel pretty good about mine in relation to everything I’ve mentioned here this week, but I’ve yet to read the chapter on the colon and semicolon, the one on dashes, or the one on the hyphen, which Truss calls ‘a little used punctuation mark.’ We’ll see how good I feel after reading those chapters…
Anyway. I hope you enjoyed my ramblings about this book, and the quizzes, and have a fabulous weekend!