Full stops

Full stops are essential to separate sentences. Here is an example of a piece of writing where full stops are lacking. When you read it out loud, you will notice that it doesn’t quite make sense. You might find that, to make it easier to read, you naturally insert pauses where full stops should be:

When thinking of a new invention it is important that you try to imagine a solution to a problem for example something that causes people problems my nan says she hates having to reach down for her stick she could do with some sort of machine to rest it next to her another idea that I had was some sort of multi-weather coat it could automatically get thicker that way it could be used all year round.

Here it is again with punctuation added:

When thinking of a new invention, it is important that you try to imagine a solution to a problem. For example, something that causes people problems. My Nan says she hates having to reach down for her stick. She could do with some sort of machine to rest it next to her. Another idea that I had was some sort of multi-weather coat. It could automatically get thicker: that way it could be used all year round.