Punctuation: Objective or Subjective?

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Here’s a great quote from Carey’s ‘Mind the Stop’ about the nature of punctuation – “To say that no two persons punctuate exactly alike would no doubt be an exaggeration, but most people would probably agree that punctuation is a matter not only of rules but of personal taste.”
After decades of working with words, I know this to be true. The tendency in current usage is to be sparing with the comma, but be careful this doesn’t affect the meaning.

TIP: Read G.V. Carey’s ‘MIND THE STOP. A Brief Guide to Punctuation’

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