Unpunctuated Challenge 1: Spaces

Did you know that space is one of the earliest forms of punctuation? Early writing used something called ‘scriptio continua’ which is writingwithoutanyspaces.

Writers started adding spaces to written texts from around the 7th or 8th century but it was a few hundred more years before it became normal to separate words with spaces.

Today ‘finger spacing’ is often the first type of punctuation that children learn.

Have a go at adding punctuation to the Unpunctuated challenge. How many different types of punctuation would you add?

You can find additional resources for demarcating sentences here.