One of the best ways to spark a heated argument between writers is to bring up the Oxford comma. For example, some writers might write: "Lions, tigers and bears". Others will write: "Lions, tigers, and bears". The difference is that second comma, after tigers. It's called the Oxford comma.
I always use the Oxford comma. It just sounds weird, to me, without it. It drives me nuts when books don't use it.
That being said, neither way is wrong. Either one is still correct. Using the Oxford comma sounds more like actual speaking, while not using it is more traditional. The Oxford comma is more common in the US, while less people use it in Britain.
Whatever you decide, stick with it. If you use the Oxford comma, you must use it in every single list in your book. Same if you don't use it. You can't switch back and forth. You need to remain consistent with your writing.
So, what's your opinon? Love the comma, or hate it?
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