For example, our Year 9 students were second highest in the nation for reading, numeracy, grammar and punctuation
, and third highest for writing and spelling.
A 45-minute grammar, punctuation
and spelling paper.
After all, everything, as he wrote, from words to punctuation
to breaks, is part of the poem and its meaning "or resistance to meaning."
Why just apostrophe, almost every punctuation
mark is receiving the cold shoulder from a generation that finds no difference between a dash and a hyphen, or would care less if told that colon has another meaning apart from being a part of the anatomy.
Mediero Duran and Robles Baena (2012: 66) gave broader macro categorisations to the errors they discovered including lexical, grammatical, punctuation
, pragmatic and phrasing.
If you can not keep it straight, then "you're probably bothering people with your poor punctuation
Girls outperform boys at the expected standard in reading, grammar, punctuation
and spelling and writing, with 57% of girls achieving the expected standard in all of reading, writing and mathematics compared to 50% of boys.
In most instances, before the introduction of house styles in nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she notes, "authors were encouraged to leave punctuation
to printers" (15).
But he then also did a bit of funky analysis to show how different authors not only have different relationships with words, but used punctuation
Scholars examining the relationship between punctuation
and emoticons inferred the possible 'punctuating' function of emoticons primarily from their position (Provine et al.
Professor David Crystal, author of The Story of English in 100 Words and The Singular History of English Spelling, a distinguished linguist and scholar awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the English language, sets out in Making a Point to trace the development of English punctuation
from its beginnings to the present, from Anglo-Saxon manuscripts with no word spacings and minimal punctuation
to Gertrude Stein (and again, minimal punctuation
A follow-up study went on to prove that exclamation points, by comparison, are perceived as a more sincere form of punctuation