Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Did I just read that?

To illustrate the importance of punctuation.

This is the headline: "Tree falls on tent killing woman"

This means a tree fell on a tent that was killing a woman.

But with a comma, it could mean a tree fell on a tent, killing a woman.

And with a hyphen, you get that a tree fell on a woman who kills tents (a "tent-killing woman").

Punctuation makes a big difference!