Punctuate Properly Pertaining to Pandas

Punctuate Properly Pertaining to Pandas

Sentence structure in the English language is based on using different kinds of punctuation to create a comprehensive thought. The job of each punctuation mark is unique and specific. So, when they are all used correctly together in a sentence, it makes sense.

If you change a period to a question mark or forget a comma, the entire meaning of the sentence changes. Just check out the book “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” by Lynne Truss.*

*Here’s an excerpt:

A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.

"Why?" asks the confused waiter as the panda makes it towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

"I'm a panda," he says at the door. "Look it up."

The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation.

"Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots & leaves."