Points and marks

Did you know that ancient texts were often written as a continuous line of letters, without any punctuation or even spaces between the words?

The longest word?

The longest word?

Fortunately, someone saw the madness of the situation and began to invent punctuation. People complain about having to correct commas, semicolons and other jots and tittles on the SAT and ACT, but can you imagine trying to find an error in a sentence that didn’t even have a clearly marked beginning and end?

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