- Three chose answer "A".
- Three chose answer "B".
I remember distinctly being taught to add the comma after every item in a list. I committed it to memory in much the same way I memorized that C-A-T spells 'cat' and that 2 + 2 = 4. Imagine with me in years past when I would roll my eyes when "ignorant" people left it out of their sentences.
The author Lynne Truss remarks,
"There are people who embrace the Oxford comma and people who don't, and I'll just say this: never get between these people when drink has been taken."
She also tackles apostrophes, colons, semicolons, dashes, exclamation marks, question marks, quotation marks, parentheses, brackets, hyphens and dreaded emoticons such as:
Anyone else out there think that punctuation had hard and fast rules??? Read this book and you'll be surprised.
P.S.- Did anyone notice I tried my hand at omitting the Oxford comma in a sentence above? It feels so uncompleted and just wrong!! I may have to re-edit this post. I just don't know if I can leave it as is...