Off topic: What's in a comma?
Thread poster: RominaZ

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Aug 24, 2012

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I've found this browsing the Internet and thought it would be a nice challenge for those working in Spanish into other languages.

Challenge: can the same meaning be conveyed by just changing the position of the comma?

1.- Una coma pueder ser una pausa - o no...
- "No, espere".
- "No espere".

2.- Puede crear héroes...
- "Eso solo, él lo resuelve".
- "Eso, solo él lo resuelve".

3.- Puede ser la solución:

- "Vamos a perde, poco se resolvió".
- "Vamos a perder poco, se resolvió".

4.- Cambia una opinión:

- "No queremos saber".
- "No, queremos saber".

5.- La coma puede condenar o salvar:

- "¡No tenga clemencia!"
- "¡No, tenga clemencia!"

You can also add some examples of similar cases in your native language.


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