Here's a listener: Hi, Grammar Girl. This is Patti from Houston... Patti and her friends are debating about the serial comma—the comma that comes before the final conjunction in a list. Here's a sentence that uses a serial comma: According to the website Box Office Mojo, the t

Serial Comma

Get Grammar Girl's take on the serial comma. Learn whether putting an oxford comma before the last and in a list is proper punctuation.

The importance of the serial comma, via Making Light

The Gallery of Unfortunate Grammar (and Spelling, Word Choice, and Other Crimes Against the Language)

The imporance of oxford commas: Among those interviewed were his two ex-wives, Kris Kristofferson and Robert Duvall.

APA Style Blog. Great reference & info.

by David Becker One basic rule of APA Style is to capitalize the first word after the colon in a title.

What Is the Oxford (or Serial) Comma?

What Is the Oxford (or Serial) Comma?

The Oxford comma is the comma that precedes the conjunction before the last item in a list of three or more items.

A whole new meaning to serial killer.

Comic: Serial Comma Killer - Inkygirl: Guide For Kidlit/YA Writers & Artists - via

Mary Norris takes on a grammar rule that has become the subject of passionate debate among scholars, journalists, and copy editors.  Long live the Oxford comma!

Comma Queen: The Strippers, J.F.K. and Stalin—or, the Importance of Serial Commas

Mary Norris takes on a grammar rule that has become the subject of passionate debate among scholars, journalists, and copy editors. Long live the Oxford comma!

The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma, is the one before “and” in a series of three or more.

Comma Queen - The Importance of Serial Commas

What Are Serial Commas (and Do We Really Need to Use Them)?: The Three Stooges: Moe, Larry<b>,</b> and Curly (with a serial comma in front of <i>and)</i>

What Are Serial Commas (and Do We Really Need to Use Them)?

The serial comma is a comma that precedes the conjunction before the final item in a series.

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