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Offline Jeannedarc

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What is wrong?
« on: August 22, 2011, 09:27:36 AM »
Good morning Friends

What is wrong with the statement below:

caution this bus
takes two lanes to turn



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Re: What is wrong?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 10:00:57 AM »
Is it takes or uses?
Om te weet is om te verstaan.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 01:49:14 PM »
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first of all after caution there should be an exclamation mark. as it reads now it says one must caution the bus but what is actually meant is "please beware - this bus takes two lanes to turn. i know its pedantical but it made me aware, once again, of the use of puntuation in whatever we write.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 02:46:45 PM »
Ah, "puntuation" pun intended!   :toothy4:

Jy weet hoe om ons skrywers, wat nie van hoofletters en punktuasie gebruik maak nie, uit te vang nê! 
Ek skuld jou een.  :bootyshake:
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Re: What is wrong?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 07:43:17 PM »
no punctuation pun was intended. it is a sad reality of life and one i see every morning on my way to work. on the back of a putco bus that message is displayed. the way it is displayed opens it up for interpretations apart from the one intended because as it is now it definitely does not display a caution. 

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Re: What is wrong?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 05:26:25 AM »
Ek het maar net met jou gespot oor die c van punctuation wat jy perongeluk uitgelaat het.   :icon_biggrin:
Het jou katvis!   :icon_biggrin:

Ernstig nou.  Jy is heeltemal reg, dit wys 'n mens maar net hoe belangrik leestekens is. 
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Re: What is wrong?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 02:35:52 PM »
And no capital letters either  :love7: