Why the Philippine Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office is recommending use of the serial comma.
No, Aquino is not your daddy.
“Among those interviewed were his two ex-wives, Kris Kristofferson and Robert Duvall.”
The humble hash sign, #, (or hex, or pigpen, or pound, or octothorpe) now towers over other punctuation marks. [National Post]
Why we need the serial comma.
Because “I dedicate this book to my parents, Martin Amis and JK Rowling.” is different from “I dedicate this book to my parents, Martin Amis, and JK Rowling.”
Punctuation Man, a leading authority on punctuation and teaching punctuation to elementary school children, today announced his decision to fully support the use of the serial comma.
Shunned by the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, the serial comma is still widely accepted by educators, grammarians, and literary circles, including Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, and the Chicago Manual of Style.
There is no small debate about the serial comma (also known as the Oxford Comma). It is a comma used before a coordinating conjunction (such as “and”) before the last item in a series of three or more.
For example: The flag is red, white, and blue. »>