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Punctuation. Reading with it. Reading with it? Reading with…it!. Punk-chew-a-shun. What is punctuation? What is the purpose of punctuation?. A History of Punctuation?.

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Reading with it.

Reading with it?

Reading with…it!

punk chew a shun
  • What is punctuation?
  • What is the purpose of punctuation?
a history of punctuation
A History of Punctuation?
  • All forms of punctuation became standardized with printing, but early punctuation was more related to speaking than to reading. Rhetoric, as the study of speech, needed marks to indicate when the speaker should pause to give emphasis, and that was what early punctuation was based on, rather than being related to the logical structure of written sentences…
life without punctuation
Life Without Punctuation

Chicken on a Stick

life with punctuation
Life With Punctuation…

Chicken on a Stick (Revised)

practice ren and stimpy
Practice: Ren and Stimpy
  • Dialogue, filled with punctuation genius.
give credit where credit is due
Give Credit Where Credit is Due
  • History of Punctuation? NYU Professor @
    • http://www.nyu.edu/classes/copyXediting/Punctuation.html
  • Chicken on Stick: Story by Ralph Fletcher as told in Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices
  • Ren and Stimpy dialogue compliments of www.imbd.com @
    • (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101178/quotes )