Free Punctuation Workshop
Control your Commas: Mastering English Punctuation
Exclusively for UCPH staff (registration needed)
I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon taking it out..
When do you put a comma before that? What about a comma before which or who? Are there any comma rules in English anyway? Or is it OK just to apply the rule: When in doubt, leave it out? Is there a difference between the boy’s room and the boys’ room? How on earth should you use a colon; or even a semi-colon?
Punctuation can present problems, or at the very least uncertainty, for many Danes when writing in English. So if the above questions have awakened your curiosity – because you aren’t sure of the answers, or perhaps because you are sure, but would like to know the underlying rules – then this workshop is for you.
The free intensive two-hour workshop focuses specifically on the four punctuation marks that tend to cause most problems: the comma, the semicolon, the colon and the apostrophe. It will feature a mixture of teacher explanations, participant input and discussions, and participants will be given the opportunity to try out their new punctuation know-how via hands-on practical exercises.
Remember: correct punctuation saves lives!