Only the Saxon one.
The number of fucks given, zero, and none.
No way Jose
unless I'm writing an essay
or a letter to the Tsar of Uruguay
I've seen those English dramas too.
In German language you don't put a comma before "and", unless it's part of a complicated nested sentence and still belongs to the end of a relative sentence or something like that.
English comma rules are weird.
I prefer Latin. No punctuation marks at all.
Love is like an energy, rushing in, rushing inside of me...
Is that the same as the serial comma? If so, then yes, I tend to prefer its presence over its absence.
“Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”
Originally Posted by Gilly
they should be used strictly in inconsistent manner
I have never not used it. I doubt I ever will. Sometimes when I'm making small changes to an existing document it makes my head hurt because I'm torn between the Oxford comma and consistency within the document. And where do old people get off NOT using it??? It was proper for most of their lives!
I was told that if you're not sure if a comma is necessary you should leave it out. Perhaps this rule works for people who are inclined to throw commas in all over the place in an attempt to look smart or whatever, but I've never followed that rule. I use a comma anywhere there should be a slight pause if the sentence were spoken.
Last edited by Joy; 07-04-2014 at 06:05 AM.
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