Re: David O's Comment about Commas

Subject: Re: David O's Comment about Commas
From: "Vollbach, Elizabeth" <evollbach -at- CCLINK -dot- LOGICON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 17:17:06 PST

I have NOT noticed that most people leave out that last comma in
casual correspondence. Could it be that I only associate with
editorially correct people? Could it be that people who write to me
are particularly self-conscious about their writing?

And I was certainly never taught to not use that last comma. Heavens,
Sister Marie Cecelia would turn over in her grave! Unless, of course,
she's still alive. But when I was 12 I thought she must be about 90.

And, yes, the Associated Press can justify their rule. Less commas
make for cleaner looking copy. But that's newspapers, not technical
documents.

Beth


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