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Friday, January 16, 2009

Criminal Sentence 154: Apostrophe or Comma?

Seen on a used car for sale:


Sounds like a nice price. A squiggle near the bottom of the line is called a comma; a squiggle up in the air is an apostrophe.


Doug and Amanda said...

I teach third grade, and some of our math involved calculator skills. We were adding large numbers on our calculators and the children were writing the sums. I noticed some children were putting apostrophes where commas should go. The reason they did this is because that is how their calculators show it. It's frustrating.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hope you don't mind I'm following you... *smiling*...

now, back to read...