Re: Commas...

Subject: Re: Commas...
From: Laura J Valentine <fiend+ -at- CMU -dot- EDU>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 22:51:53 -0400

Excerpts from tech: 14-Sep-96 Commas... by Gary Comins -at- WORLD -dot- STD -dot- CO
> Can anyone advise, what is the current standard for using commas now, in
> technical and marketing communication? Do you include or omit a comma
> before the _and_ in a series?

> Also, someone recently said they learned in college to put two spaces
> after a period, preceding the next sentence. Is there a consensus on one
> or two spaces?

(As I've said previously, I'm still a student. Feel free to correct me. :)

According to my illustrious Tech Writing professor...fiction still uses
the 2 spaces after a period, but technical and business writing no
longer do, and commas are omitted before the and.


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