Let’s eat Grandma

Punctuation is Important, especially if the comma is missing from the following: Let's eat Grandma

As you can see, punctuation is very important, especially if the comma is missing from the following:

Let’s eat, Grandma

This is like an invitation to your grandmother saying something like “Hey Grandma, why don’t we have something to eat.”

HOWEVER…

If you don’t put the comma there, it becomes

Let’s eat Grandma

Here is sounds like you are telling your friends or someone else, “Hey, we should eat my grandmother.”

So, do you want to be cannibal? No?
Then don’t forgot the common.

Punctuation is important!

 


 

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9 Responses to “Let’s eat Grandma”

  1. Deanna 20 May, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Wow one day my child was telling me about this, because her teacher showed it to her. This is a very entertaining way to show kids how to use their comma’s.

  2. sweetangieb 14 June, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    What I’ve frequently confused about is where the comma goes when signing letters because here you are talking to Grandma but in ending a letter, you are signing your own name.

    I love you, Grandma, Angie.

  3. Christian 19 November, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    To Donna: “commas” not “comma’s” (no apostrophe necessary)

  4. BruceL 14 January, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Old grammarians don’t die, they just fall into a comma!

    • woodward 17 January, 2013 at 11:11 am #

      Ha ha ha, true.

  5. Tynisha Kinnaman 22 February, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    This is a funny saying cause no person would ever actually want to eat their grandmother. Grandmas are so sweet and kind who would want to eat them. But yes having a comma makes the difference.

    • woodward 28 February, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Didn’t the big bad wolf from Little Red Riding Hood eat the grandmother? :) But you are right, no person would.

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