Is Punctuation Part of “Mechanics”?
According to my research, punctuation is part of “mechanics”. If so, is it redundant to say, “punctuation and mechanics”?
I do see many instances of people using “punctuation and mechanics”. For instance, I came across an article written by an English professor entitled “Common Mistakes of English Grammar, Mechanics, and Punctuation”. If punctuation is indeed part of mechanics, then this title itself would be a mistake ironically.