Re: Commas in a series

Subject: Re: Commas in a series
From: Jim Grey <jwg -at- ACD4 -dot- ACD -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 08:12:27 -0500

Pam North is down dooby doo down down comma comma down dooby do down down:
>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

I choose the latter, because I sometimes need to write sentences like this:

"The wires are red, blue, black and yellow, white and green, and pink."

Leaving out the comma before "and pink" would be awfully confusing.

jim grey
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