Punctuation is more than random birds in flight
These posts refer to rules taken from sources in the United States. English-speaking countries with British backgrounds will find differences in their grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Common wisdom says to not worry about the first draft, but before you send your work-in-progress to an editor, do your best to clean it up.
If you’re not sure, check out the rules on this site or contact me.
My goal is to clarify the rules so that, when you are ready to send out the result of your hours of sweat and tears to a professional, it will be ready.
What is involved with grammar?
My New Collegiate Dictionary defines it as “the characteristic system of inflections and syntax of a language.”
Inflections and syntax of a language are affected in many ways: punctuation (commas, question marks), word usage (irregardless vs regardless), spelling (affect vs. effect), subject-verb agreement (One of the boys is …), and much more.
This site will address the most common questions about grammar. Simply find the topic you’re after below, or search to find the info you are seeking.