Woman without her man would be nothing.

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Sage Executive Group Real Estate

While on the topic of advising Faith, to keep her beliefs, and/or her child... "Keep the baby faith.  vs. Keep the Baby, Faith. " (my last blog) I found my thoughts wandering over to other punctuation and gramamar offspring.

Lately I have found myself in a communication conundrum. Is it still important to maintain professional conduct, in the written world? When composing a letter, do you use Box or indented style, Is it Dear Sir,  or Madame, still, or just a simple salutation like "Hey .... "

Punctuation. Grammatically correct, nouns, verbs, adjectives and commas. Has written communication downgraded to simple keystrokes - and if it has - are we still as understood, as when a simple comma could change the context and meaning of an entire sentence?

Try adding a comma to this sentence:

WOMAN WITHOUT HER MAN WOULD BE NOTHING.

OR ANOTHER:

WOMAN, WITHOUT HER MAN, WOULD BE NOTHING.

OR ANOTHER.

WOMAN, WITHOUT HER, MAN WOULD BE NOTHING.

Of course a personal favourite is "Let's eat Mommy."  vs. Let's eat, Mommy"

Of course it's important, when and where you take a breathe.

 

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Sharon Lancaster

Real Estate and Marketing Professional

Homes From the Heart

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Rainmaker
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Cindy Cranston
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Interesting subject. In written form, word emphasis is sometimes misinterpreted by the person reading it. In this business we need to be extra diligent in our written communications with one another.

Nov 14, 2010 11:56 AM #1
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Alex Morris - Austin Real Estate Agent
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Ahh...you have stuck a chord and warmed the cockles of my heart!  Yes is the answer to your question.  Isn't it funny how we keep adding words to the English language, yet the mastery of the language is languishing?  So sad.  Thanks for fighting the good fight for proper grammar.  I wrote an early post (I had just started) Many Agents Openly Admit They are Unprofessional...But how? about this and got a few responses.  I really thought that would be featured all over the place!  I can't recall if I had a feature yet at that point, and I thought, "This is it".  Not so much.  So thank you for reiterating the importance of proper use of each facet of the English language!

Nov 14, 2010 05:55 PM #2
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Sharon Lancaster
Sage Executive Group Real Estate - Kelowna, BC
SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan

BTW, BRB. language, lackluster, undefined. Yes - I agree - in business and in personal lives syllables, consonants vowels and comma's all have a place. Maybe not a home, but definitely a house!

Nov 15, 2010 11:59 AM #3
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Eric Michael
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Plus, cannibalism is illegal. (Let's eat Mommy)

Nov 16, 2010 10:40 AM #4
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