“We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!”
I was intrigued by this question. I have to admit that I need to be really careful with using commas. They are my favorite punctuation to use and I am really trying hard to use less of them. I rarely use semicolons because I still can’t get the idea of when to use them properly. So, I would rather take a sentence and use a comma or a period. I am trying to use them more though as they do have a purpose and makes for better sentence flow and understanding.
I cannot live without the “Period”. Ha! I hate run on sentences with a passion. During the free write it drove me crazy to not stop and punctuate. I did go back and edit, but it was hard to just keep going and then go back. I do use exclamation points, but probably not as much as I should. I am good with quotation marks though!
So, I hope I answered the question well!