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I quoted this paragraph from National Geographic's article. I am wondering why a writer put a punctuate before "Or so they though", should it be a commas there or either ways are fine.
In 2012, as a favor to a friend, Canadians Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted a three-pound (1.4-kilogram) "mini-pig" named Esther. Or so they thought. Within two years Esther wasn't so mini. In fact, she weighed 500 pounds (227 kilograms).
Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Jun-2016 at 08:54. Reason: Enlarged font to make it readable
A comma or a dash would be possible, but the period is okay. It makes for punchier, more direct prose.
I am not a teacher.