Pause, pause, stop, go! Having a look at the traffic cops of the grammar world

I like the analogy author Lynne Truss uses when she says in her book Eats, shoots and leaves: “Punctuation marks are the traffic signals of language: they tell us to slow down, notice this, take a detour, and stop.” If the full stop is the red robot telling us to stop, then the comma, semi-colon

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