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Hi,
Are some/all errors in punctuation/capitalization considered grammatical errors?

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Hi,

Are some/all errors in punctuation/capitalization considered grammatical errors?

To me, yes, they all are.

eg They make it hard to find the start and end of a sentence

eg They make it hard to see the sentence construction

eg They make it hard to distinguish common and proper nouns

Clive Emotion: smile
Officially, some grammarians consider punctuation a separate study. I don't know about capitalization. For that matter, are errors of vocabulary considered grammatical? Like Clive, I think that practically speaking, they're all one big headache.
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I could be off-beam here, but errors in punctuation and capitalisation do not to me seem like grammatical errors. Perhaps we could call them "orthographical" errors?
In my children's class, they call it "mechanics."
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Ooh! I like it! Can I use it? (I'll try 'orthographical' as well, but I'm not sure I can spell it consistently.)
Mister MicawberI'll try 'orthographical' as well, but I'm not sure I can spell it consistently.
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The one case where I think punctuation is essential to grammar is in distinguishing between restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses. Other than that, I think the two topics are pretty much separate, though they do occasionally interact in other situations.

CJ
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