Comma(,) killed a man
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Punctuation is a very important point in writing. What should be the punctuation mark and where to use it is a very important point to learn. In our high school studies, teachers used to teach this important topic. But nowadays I think many are not having a good knowledge about this.
They used to tell a story about how a comma killed a man. A man was found guilty and awarded a death sentence. The day of hanging had come. Meanwhile his relatives went for the mercy of the then President and he cancelled his death sentence. A telegram was immediately sent to the jail stating-
" Save him, not hang him". But the postal department has sent the telegram
which read " save him not, hang him". The jailer saw this message and hanged the
person. This is how they used to tell us the importance of this punctuation. Is it being taught these days in the same way?