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Is punctuation important?

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 17:01 UK time, Thursday, 2 October 2008

For The One Show, schoolgirl Anna is attempting to punctuate the nation - to put the apostrophe back into Bri'tain!*

Anna's teacher is always telling her about the importance of spelling and punctuation - but she cannot understand why grown ups do not always use punctuation correctly!

How's your punctuation? Take the BBC News test.

*Any errors in this blog post are deliberate, honest.


We want your photos of examples of bad punctuation, too.


So, do you think punctuation is important? Is it a losing battle, and what should be done? Do you have any fine examples of mangled English that you'd like to share with us?


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