Hi there! I wonder if you might be able to help me? I have difficulty with punctuation, and a disability that makes it very hard for me to deal with things that are not absolute in nature. (Put simply, I have great difficulty in making up my mind.) Although certain rules apply, it seems to me that there can be numerous ways to punctuate a sentence, hence my confusion. I realise that it can be a matter of personal taste, but I find myself having to write up each line in a multitude of different ways, because I'm unsure it's reading as I would wish it to. (And then find I can't chose between them... grr!) I've randomly lifted a line from an email I sent this morning to an e-mail buddy. Any chance you could punctuate it for me, and explain to me why you've chosen to do it that way? I've removed my own punctuation to give you a blank canvas. Your help would be greatly appreciated. The line is: The crowds had already started to gather the cops were there in force and as I walked through the throng I couldn't help but think seriously people what exactly is the attraction Feel free to deconstruct the sentence if you feel it needs it.