A Very Messy Sentence

Margie Wakeman Wells General 5 Comments

This was over on FB with lots of comments and suggestions. Here is my take:

That means that, if a body part is lost — for example, in an amputation — or if a body part if not functioning properly — for example, if somebody experiences stiffness — it could result in deficiency doing some kind of activity of daily living: for example, dressing/undressing, putting on — tying buttons/untying buttons from a shirt.

There may be a couple of other possibilities there at the end.  And, for the record, nothing makes this sentence look good. 🙂

Happy punctuating.


Comments 5

  1. Hi Margie,
    This was my question and I really appreciate your input. I’m a new reporter and I know I still have so much to learn when it comes to punctuation. This certainly got a discussion going over on facebook.

  2. Sonia, jump in often. It is places like this that you will learn much. Those of us who have been around a while are eager to share what we know with you. Hope you are loving the field. This English stuff is the best part! 🙂

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