Monday, June 10, 2013

The Oxford Comma wars

The informative and entertaining magazine mental_floss ran a piece about the eternal debate over whether to include a “comma before the conjunction at the end of a list,” also known as an “Oxford Comma.” For example:

With Oxford Comma: Tom, Dick, and Harry.

Without Oxford Comma: Tom, Dick and Harry.

The Takeaway: I recommend you read the piece. Even if you’re a veteran editor, it’s good to occasionally refresh your view of the arguments pro and con.

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