Rabbit Hunting

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Rabbit Hunting

Post by tony h » Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:57 pm

Punctuation isn't a strong point for me.

There is a grammar meme going around (I am never quite sure what a meme is) which shoes two pictures side by side. The first is of a hunter hunting rabbit, the second is of a large rabbit having hunting and having captured a man. The captions are "Rabbit hunting" and "Rabbit, hunting" ie "rabbit (comma) hunting".

Personally the comma doesn't do enough to change the meaning. Do you agree? What would you use? My instinct would be to use a colon.
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Re: Rabbit Hunting

Post by Phil White » Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:08 am

The comma works just fine for me, although the ambiguity exists without the comma. You could just as well give both pictures the same caption "Rabbit hunting". Alternatively, you could use "Rabbit-hunting" and "Rabbit hunting" to the same effect.

But as I say, the comma seems to do the job as well.
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Re: Rabbit Hunting

Post by trolley » Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:48 am

"Let's eat, Grandma."
"Let's eat Grandma".
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Re: Rabbit Hunting

Post by tony h » Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:08 pm

Thank you.
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