Oh God, I use all of these regularly-- mostly the m-dash...which sadly kind of fits haha Punctuation is awesome; I am a nerd.
I think I give this lecture every year, and inevitably get some pushback.
TEACHERS- I know you work hard-- most of us do-- but please pay attention to spelling in your assignments/instructions. I've seen "it's" used wrong TWICE so far this school year. If my child's spelling and grammar counts (which it should), yours does too. (And to be clear, they weren't tpyos <*that* is a typo.)
It's means it is.
Its implies possession.
They are two different words with two different meanings. They change the meaning of the sentence in which you use them.
**This TOTALLY applies to everyone else also. It just seems most hypocritical when coming from those who teach my children :/ **
Sauerkraut?! Eww, not even worth spelling. And why are so many people trying to spell chihuahua? But college and Wisconsin are the ones that really made me laugh.
I just got the third paper home from school in as many weeks with an incorrect date on it.
I am ALL ABOUT copy/paste and reusing old paperwork to minimize work, but you have to check that it's still valid, otherwise it's just a waste of everyone's time-- and super confusing!
I'm deducting points from here on out. And spelling counts!
Oh I hope it's part of the joke...
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