Monday, August 7, 2006

Watch your punctuation!

My friend Don Wilkat drew this to my attention, from today's Globe and Mail -- one misplaced comma in a contract that ended up costing a company millions of dollars.


At August 07, 2006 3:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh! It's nice to see that what I do matters. "Hire a copyediter, it's cheaper in the long run!"

At August 07, 2006 5:30 PM , Blogger E.Jim Shannon said...

Maybe Rogers should have used a semi colin instead near the beginning of the sentence or make each sentence an independent clause. I'm not that keen on grammar but again I'm not a Billion dollar company like Rogers.

At August 08, 2006 10:10 PM , Anonymous skyfire said...

I've heard of the similar storys before.
my teachers often inculcate us with this kind of cases that the importantance of punctuation.

At August 15, 2006 11:27 AM , Anonymous Richard Strang said...

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