Re: Commas in a series

Subject: Re: Commas in a series
From: John Weiland <weiland -at- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 16 May 1994 11:18:23 PDT

Here at Cisco, we use the second form in our style. Leaving out the
last comma between elements in a series is often ambiguous. Purposeful
use of punctuation aids clarity.

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> We have an ongoing disagreement in our office as to the proper use of
> commas in a simple series. This IS elementary, I agree, but it is time
> for a definitive answer and I'm turning to you!

> One "camp" follows the AP Stylebook (The flag is red, white and blue.)

> The other holds to The Elements of Style (The flag is red, white, and
> blue.)

> Preferences, please? All comments are welcome. Thanks, Pam

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