Here are a couple of issues I have with current usages of English grammar.
I don't think punctuation should be in the quote if it's not part of
the quoted text. It can become confusing when punctuation is part of the
quote yet the sentence doesn't actually end, or you're trying to convey
the exact text that was used which doesn't contain punctuation yet does
end the sentence.
Example: Did you mean to write "Pass the glue, please." instead of "Pass the glue!"?
I think lists should include the comma between the second to last item
and the "and" before the last time. It keeps multiple lists and lists with
multiple items as part of each item from becoming confusing. It also makes
it possible to systematically parse the list to figure out what words
belong together. Currently both versions are accepted ways of writing
Example: I gave Bobby Ray a pair of scissors, some candy, and a balloon.