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Commas Matter

...the power of the comma...

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f you've ever thought that punctuation doesn't matter, is too restrictive, too pedantic then consider these two sentences.

A woman, without her man, is nothing.

A woman: without her, man is nothing.

The same words in the same order. Replace a comma with a colon, move the other comma and the meaning is startling different.

Posted 2007/04/25 at 13h32ET in Writing.

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