Re: The Serial Comma

Subject: Re: The Serial Comma
From: John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 13:03:12 -0600

On 1/31/06, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> wrote:
> I believe the discussion is between those who
> think it should always be used and those who think it should be used
> when necessary (and not used when not necessary).

For my part, the deliberate clarity afforded by employing the serial
comma trumps the necessity rule (the former being objective while the
latter can be taken as somewhat subjective depending on the end user,
and therefore suspect.)

John Cook
Technical Writer / Help Author
john dot cook at gmail dot com

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