Jump to content

Recommended Posts

13 hours ago, 2chiefs said:

Comma is optional before "and" if I remember correctly so you both may be right....

 

These are referred to as serial commas.  The “Oxford” comma, specifically the one before “and” is the presently accepted method.   

 

This differs from how I was taught in the 70’s, which said it was optional as the conjunction “and” acts as a comma.

 

Blame the lawyers..........an example is a dairy in Maine settled for a large sum for not paying overtime, and the case came down to the lack of a comma before the word, and.

 

Eddie

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with Barbara Muckermann, CMO Silversea Cruises
      • ICYM Our Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Explore the Remote World with Hurtigruten!
      • Q&A with the Quark Expeditions Team: New Ship Ultramarine
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...