For the Love of the Oxford Comma  In case you missed the fact that I adore the Oxford comma (and the reasons why I think you should love it, too), here's a fabulous infographic that might explain more.

Why You Should Use the Oxford Comma

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Get Grammar Girl's take on the serial comma. Learn whether putting an oxford comma before the last and in a list is proper punctuation.

APA Style Blog. Great reference & info.

by David Becker One basic rule of APA Style is to capitalize the first word after the colon in a title.

Mary Norris takes on a grammar rule that has become the subject of passionate debate among scholars, journalists, and copy editors. A lovely defense of the Oxford comma.

Comma Queen: The Strippers, J.F.K. and Stalin—or, the Importance of Serial Commas

Mary Norris takes on a grammar rule that has become the subject of passionate debate among scholars, journalists, and copy editors. Long live the Oxford comma!

What Is the Oxford (or Serial) Comma?: The Three Stooges: Moe, Curly<b>, and</b> Larry (with an Oxford comma in front of <i>and</i>)

What Is the Oxford (or Serial) Comma?

The Oxford comma is the comma that precedes the conjunction before the last item in a list of three or more items.

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Comma Queen: The Strippers, J.F.K. and Stalin—or, the Importance of Serial Commas - The New Yorker

Comma Queen: The Strippers, J.F.K. and Stalin—or, the Importance of Serial Commas

In the latest episode of Comma Queen, Mary Norris takes on the serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma.

Should you use an oxford comma, aka a serial comma? Read this article and find out!

What You Need To Know About The Oxford Comma

Should you use an oxford comma, aka a serial comma? Read this article and find out!

The Oxford (or serial) comma is the final comma in a list of things. For example: Please bring me a pencil, eraser, and …

I have little trust in people who don't use the Oxford comma. Lists look weird without that final comma before 'and'.

Chicago Style Workout 1: Series and the Serial Comma .... CMOS Shop Talk from the Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Style Workout Series and the Serial Comma . CMOS Shop Talk from the Chicago Manual of Style

While advocates of the serial comma are happy for the Maine milk-truck drivers’ victory, it was actually the lack of said comma that won the day.

A Few Words About That Ten-Million-Dollar Serial Comma

Mary Norris on the case of the Maine milk-truck drivers who, for want of a comma, won an appeal against their employer, Oakhurst Dairy.

"...even the rumbling of a distant threat to the Oxford comma (or 'serial comma') turns me instantly into an NFL referee, blowing my whistle and improvising some sort of signal — perhaps my hands clasped to my own head as if in pain — to indicate that the loss of the serial comma would sadden me beyond words."

Going, Going, And Gone?: No, The Oxford Comma Is Safe ... For Now

The Importance of Serial Commas on video.newyorker.com

Comma Queen - The Importance of Serial Commas

The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma, is the one before “and” in a series of three or more.

The Oxford comma rears its ugly head in the first panel. Should there be a comma after "lawn-mower driver"? Answer: Yes - or no. Both are right. Just be consistent. Newspapers ALWAYS omit that serial comma to save space. Publishers (and many companies) have a policy about that comma. If you're writing for someone else, ask what the policy is.

The Oxford comma rears its ugly head in the first panel. Should there be a comma after "lawn-mower driver"? Answer: Yes - or no. Both are right. Just be consistent. Newspapers ALWAYS omit that serial comma to save space. Publishers (and many companies) have a policy about that comma. If you're writing for someone else, ask what the policy is.

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