#002…PUNCTUATION MISSING!

Jones where Smith had had had had had had had had had had had the writing teacher’s approval.

Okay, here’s the deal.  Without changing the word order, or adding any words, can you add only proper punctuation (and capitalization if needed) to make this into two meaningful sentences (or just one, if you choose to use a semicolon instead of a second period)?

DON’T OPEN THE DOOR until you’re ready to see the solution.  Jones, where Smith had had “had,” had had “had had”; “had had” had had the writing teacher’s approval.  [In other words, give the “A” to Jones for being correct in this (unexplained) instance.  A period could correctly replace the semicolon making this two sentences.  The first “had” after it then would have to be capitalized.]  If you’re sharing this, remember that there are eleven “had’s” in a row.  Jones is, of course, a grammar nerd.  If he’s wise, however, he’ll let his grammar brilliance hide in the background of the interesting and delightful things he will write…

Author: John Knapp

2 thoughts on “#002…PUNCTUATION MISSING!

  1. So this is why you have been too busy to answer my messages on Facebook. Well at least it was for a good cause. Great website. Call me when you can. Best time is about 7:00 am Calif time. Yes I really do get up that early for work now. By the way, great shot of Hart lake.

    1. Life is full, isn’t it! If you’re the G. C. I’ve heard about, don’t saw off anything important so early.

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