It’s National Punctuation Day! OMG! It’s National Punctuation Day! I had no idea that punctuation had a holiday!
I thought about featuring my very, very favorite writing book: The Art of Styling Sentences, which taught me my very favorite sentence form: A Compound Sentence with Elliptical Construction.
OMG. Just saying that.
Let me say it again.
A Compound Sentence with Elliptical Construction:
A red light means stop; a green light, go.
Just. Look. At. That.
I think we should have a moment of silence for the beauty that is punctuation.
Writing is the expression; grammar, the clarity; punctuation, the art.
Just look at how the punctuation in that sentence renders the meaning of the words so clearly! Without repeating the verb! Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s the height of elegance: so simple, so perfect, so classic.
I mean, wow.
Happy Punctuation Day! What’s your favorite punctuation mark? Do you have a favorite sentence pattern involving punctuation?