Thursday, 30 June 2011

Proper Punctuation

Asher was reading out of our children’s Bible after lunch.  We were at the story of Moses, & this particular Bible really simplifies things.  When we got to the part that Pharaoh's daughter finds Moses in the reeds & Moses’ sister offers to help, Asher read a sentence that just didn’t sound right.

Asher read, “Would you like someone to help you?  Take care of that baby!”


It sounded very demanding, which I didn’t remember from the original story.


When I had a look at it later, I saw that it should be, “Would you like someone to help you take care of that baby?”


Which made a lot more sense.  It just goes to show the importance of proper punctuation.

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