Making Some of These Punctuation Errors Will Get You Arrested

Making Some of These Punctuation Errors Will Get You Arrested

Happy National Grammar Day. Yes, that’s right – grammar is important enough to have a whole day in its honour. In order to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of punctuation errors that prove just how important grammar is. To be blunt, grammar prevents you from cannibalizing your relatives and / or ending up in jail. Read our list of hilarious punctuation errors you definitely need to avoid.

1.  Proper punctuation prevents you from turning poor grandma into a tasty meal:

  • Let’s eat, grandma!
  • Let’s eat grandma!

2.  Cats are great, just not as pie ingredients:

  • I like baking, my family, and my pets.
  • I like baking my family and my pets.

3.  Are this child’s parents Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy?

  • “I love my parents, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy,” Julia said to her fellow classmates.
  • “I love my parents, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy,” Julia said to her fellow classmates.

4.  You had better get clear on what you want to say before you decide on how to punctuate this sentence:

  • A woman, without her man, is nothing.
  • A woman: without her, man is nothing.

5.  Do you want to help kids make crafts or make crafts out of kids?

  • “We’re going to learn to cut and paste, kids.”
  • “We’re going to learn to cut and paste, kids.”

6.  Only one of these statements is reason to call the police:

  • “Dad’s going to teach me how to BBQ, Mom!”
  • “Dad’s going to teach me how to BBQ Mom!”

7.  Here, the placement of the comma can mean the difference between an ordinary travel guide and a science fiction novel:

  • Most of the time, travelers have to plan ahead.
  • Most of the time travelers have to plan ahead.

8.  Let’s hope Sally is not a product for sale!

  • “I like marketing, Sally.”
  • “I like marketing Sally.”

9.   Correctly placing this period can mean the difference between making up and breaking up.

  • I’m sorry. I love you.
  • I’m sorry I love you.

10.  Is Timmy about to be treated to a nice meal….or is he the meal?

  • I like cooking, Timmy.
  • I like cooking Timmy.

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