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hatwoman Thu 29-Oct-09 22:21:58

should there be a comma after the second to last thing in a list, before the and? I say no. dh says yes.

blue, green and red

blue, green, and red

I don't actually mind the latter and can see it might be used to make you read something slightly differently, but I'm sure I was taught the former at school.

PacificWerewolfwoohood Thu 29-Oct-09 22:23:39

Blue, green and red.


DadInsteadofMum Fri 30-Oct-09 12:50:34

Agrees with specific.

AllFallDown Wed 04-Nov-09 14:46:50

You can do either. In the second example, the final comma is what we know as an "Oxford comma". But the less punctuation, the better.

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