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Jun. 3rd, 2017

05:24 am - QotD

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From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2017-05-17:

"He uses commas grammatically. I deploy them musically." -- Toni Morrison, writer, on her disputes over the use of commas with her editor Robert Gottlieb.

[ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/books/robert-gottlieb-avid-reader-reluctant-writer.html]

(submitted to the mailing list by Terry Labach)

[If I understand correctly, when punctuation marks were first introduced they were for indicating pauses of different lengths when reading aloud, and grammatical use came later.]

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