Why the “Oxford Comma” matters

When you write a sentence that includes a list of items, the last one typically starts with “and.”  A question that has been vexing people for centuries now is whether that last clause should start with a comma – i.e., “, and” rather than just “and.”

That last comma is called the Oxford Comma.  Some people love it. Other people hate it.

I love it, and here’s three reasons why.  In the image below are three sentences that probably don’t mean what their authors meant – all because the Oxford Comma is missing.


Long Live the Oxford Comma!

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