The Oxford comma

Some people get very worked up about the Oxford comma.

Some people make a statement about it in their house style guide.

Outside publishing, many people aren’t sure what it is.

Find out more about the ambiguous Oxford comma.

I think the key thing is to think about the sense of the words. Punctuation should be used to help communication.

Sticking to a rigid rule sometimes helps, but this is an example of a time to use your common sense instead.

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