Three Reasons Why We Need The Oxford Comma

April 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm 2 comments

Being a fan of the Oxford comma, and having been corrected by editors when using it, I am especially fond of this superb example of why we sometimes need it.

BTW, the Oxford comma may also be called the Harvard comma. The term refers to the comma placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction (usually and, or, or nor) in a series of three or more terms.

Three reasons why we need the Oxford comma.

Three reasons why we need the Oxford comma.

Thank you to Alexander MacDonald @alex_macdonald for sharing this on twitter and Indira Lakshmanan
@Indira_L for RTing.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ann Calhoun  |  May 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Yeah, I’m a fond of the Oxford comma. Helps clarify things.

    Reply
  • 2. carolinebotwin  |  May 4, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I loved this! (Actually it’s much funnier used incorrectly.) Needed to have you “correct” the examples ….or did I miss something?

    Reply

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