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1 Oct 2019 — In its present form

 

How would you punctuate this quote?

 

 

A wiser future form of Twitter

I’ll be very surprised if Twitter, in its present form, exists in ten years.

— Malcolm Gladwell (quote from video)

 

Select one or more options.
 

1.

I’ll be very surprised if Twitter, in its present form, exists in ten years.

2.

I’ll be very surprised if Twitter in its present form exists in ten years.

3.

I’ll be very surprised if Twitter (in its present form) exists in ten years.

4.

I’ll be very surprised if Twitter— in its present form—exists in ten years..

 

GLOSSARY

restrictive (Adj) – an identifying clause (relative clause) adds information and narrows the reference of the noun to a specific one, group, or lot.  The clause helps by telling us which one.

nonrestrictive  (Adj) – non-essential, is not needed, can be removed and the structure still functions (makes sense)

 

SOURCE

"Malcolm Gladwell on Talking to Strangers." Youtube. youtube.com/watch?v=Is8_0cJx82w. 23:10.  The audio of Gladwell's talk contains no punctuation errors.

 

IMAGE   

"A  Wiser Form of Twitter." by J Sevastopoulos. 1 Oct 2019. Digital composite and manipulation of clip art.