Quote Originally Posted by FennelGiraffe View Post
Difficulty with punctuation can often be a signal that deeper problems exist.
THIS X 1000. Even when the punctuation is technically correct, if you stumble over a sentence, chances are it can be improved via rephrasing. I overwrite and get wordy in first drafts, and long ago learned that the simplest way to deal with clumsy, uncertain sentences is just to rewrite them to make them better. Don't waste time trying to "fix" discomfort with punctuation. Look at the subject material more carefully and see if you can't rephrase to make everything clearer.