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Punctuation

  1. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    This is my next hub project. Never mind that there are already a thousand hubs on the subject... That's just the way it is.

    Whatever you post here may show up there.

    This is not about grammatical punctuation. This is about communication punctuation.

    Anyone care to comment about the difference? smile

    Is there one? smile

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In some respects, yes, formal and informal language. I think?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes! smile

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's my thought

          Wanna make out?

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago

      If you don't have one then you don't have the other? hmm Just a thought. lol

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This brings to mind words as well. I know it's obvious, but I thought about making the following "rewrite" before I saw your post:

        "This is my next hub project. Never mind that there are already a thousand hubs on the subject... That's just the way it is.

        Whatever you post here may show up there.

        This is not about grammatical punctuation. This is about communication punctuation.

        Anyone care to comment about the difference? smile

        Is there a difference? smile

        [edit]Not the underline, the words. The underline was to note the different words. See how tangled communication can get?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This is one example. Note the edit.

    3. recommend1 profile image71
      recommend1posted 5 years ago

      Do you mean punctuation used as expressions !! ? :-D

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, not emoticons. smile

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Now I'm confused (resist sarcasm lol ) I was also thinking of the way we test, and in face to face situations, verbal and non verbal cues.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          True. We "can't" use emoticons in hubs. We have to do it with punctuation.

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sprinkled with expression, perhaps?

    4. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

      I didn't really know there's any difference (although if I'm being very informal I make add a piece of punctuation that seems a little more expressive or fun, sort of..).   For the most part, the only thing I know is "regular grammar" and punctuation.  hmm

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, but are there target audience issues?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image84
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          And here is another example beyond punctuation:

          "I agree, but are there target audience issues?" is a discussion.

          "I agree, but aren't there target audience issues?" is a debate.

          See what I mean? The smallest miscommunicated nuance can wreak havoc.

          [edit] Again, the underline is only to denote the difference, not to emphasize the word.

    5. Victoria Lynn profile image87
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

      But what do the underlines have to do with punctuation? (going back to original question)

      Using are and aren't give the sentences two slightly different meanings.

      Punctuation communication sounds interesting. I would read it to see what it's all about.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I submit that "slightly" may not be the correct term...smile

    6. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      And depending on the target audience:

      "

      "I agree, but are there target audience issues?" is a discussion.

      "I agree, but aren't there target audience issues?" is a debate.

      "
      May be totally incorrect. I maybe should have stated:

      "

      "I agree, but are there target audience issues?" is a debate.

      "I agree, but aren't there target audience issues?" is a discussion.

      "

    7. Victoria Lynn profile image87
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

      The use of "are" in the example indicates tthat the questioner doesn't know but is just asking.

      The use of "aren't" indicates that he or she thinks there are target groups but isn't necessarily sure.

      Not a huge difference.

      Still, I'm more intereted in the original topic of punctuation communication and what means....

    8. Victoria Lynn profile image87
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

      *interested, that is....

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed.

    9. Dan90017 profile image59
      Dan90017posted 5 years ago

      My favorite example would be the usage of "Irregardless" when technically it should be "regardless" as "irregardless" is a double negative and would mean "in regards to".

      Additionally, do not correct your boss on this matter. I learned the hard way =/

    10. Victoria Lynn profile image87
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

      "Irregardless" is not a word. It drives me crazy to hear it.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        me too!

    11. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      "at this point in time" is another one that should have been worn out 10 years ago.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image83
        Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        guilty!  I'm a sappy romantic.. "at this point in time" sounds like it belongs in romantic novels.  Sometimes, I use it to make a point.  Grammatically incorrect.. but it's quite effective to emphasize time.

    12. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      One of three bumps.

      (what was your immediate assumption of the second bump?)

    13. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

      Another:

      get vs find

     
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