Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Funny Place to Find A Door - Grammar and Punctuation

Dear Dead Beat,

how important is punctuation and grammar?


Dear Worried,

the only reason for punctuation and grammar is to avoid confusion in understanding language. However, it has taken on more elitist functions over the years. Points of grammar etc...

Forget it all. It is the least important aspect of writing. Even for English Composition or Composition of any language - I taught it for many years. Punctuation and grammar come at the end to make sure that the ideas you are expressing are not confusing by poorly placed commas etc

Trivial stuff - I heard the bell ring when I was still in bed, and I answered the door in my pyjamas. A funny place to find a door.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Dead Beat,

I love writing poetry and short stories, but quite frankly I am not sure I really understand ‘theme’. It seems obvious, yet sometimes I have no idea what I am writing about.

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