Why are so many adults unable to use punctuation correctly?
- PearlLv 74 weeks ago
maybe they needed to study it more
- martinLv 74 weeks ago
Punctuation is an art, with artistic freedom, granted to every writer, including the incredible James Joyce of Ireland.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Because the innate human ability that is speech is innately oral, while punctuation is a written construct that is part of a wider construct for coding speech in a manner that isn't oral or innate by using marks on a medium. What's more, unlike words and letters, the written construct that is punctuation does not have a direct counterpart in speech, in oral expression, making it especially problematic and confusion, even among grammarians, who will often disagree as to what punctuation is "correct" in a given instance.