Why The Serial/Oxford/Harvard Comma Is Important

The serial comma is the comma that comes before the “and” in a list. Its use can drastically change a sentence’s meaning and among writers, the issue is like flag burning in politics. So here’s something to fan the flames:

 

NPR had a good article on the serial comma in June of 2011, when people mistakenly thought that Oxford was changing its guidelines to drop its namesake comma.

From imgur and NPR

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