This is one for all you bloggers, teachers, story tellers and preachers.
Do you find that the business of writing texts that are designed to be read on screen or aloud wreaks havoc with your punctuation?
I’ve been aware for a while now that I am using more commas than I used to. I usually blame it on getting confused between American and British punctuation. But today, I printed out a document that I had read at least six times on my computer screen, and then had to print it out again after deleting a dozen commas.
One-who-shall-remain-nameless used to collect extraneous apostrophes in the letters he received and send them back to the author. Perhaps I need to set you all a game of gathering up unhelpful commas to see if I can stop this habit it its tracks.