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Comma Query

The placing of a comma after 'and'.

I see one rule that says if there is a sequence of three words or phrases, a comma should be placed after the the final word/phrase before the end.

Just want to confirm this please.

Sentence to consider is:

He is dressed entirely in black: a black T-shirt, black leather pants and black boots.

Cheers

Kerry

Re: Comma Query

He is dressed entirely in black: a black T-shirt, black leather pants and black boots.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "a comma should be placed after the final word/phrase before the end", but I'll assume that you're talking about using a comma before "and".

This is called the "Oxford comma". It's optional: some writers prefer to use it; some don't.

Don't worry about it; it's a free choice. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.



PaulM