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Correct Punctuation: Starting a Sentence with a List

1.) Apples, oranges, and pears are my favourite fruits.
2.) Apples, oranges, and pears, are my favourite fruits.

Should the comma after "pears" be there (British English)?

Re: Correct Punctuation: Starting a Sentence with a List

No, never! Where did you get that idea from?

There is a rule in Present-day English (all dialects) forbidding a subject and its verb being separated by punctuation.

The only debateable point in your example is whether a comma should come before "and". But that's another matter altogether.




PaulM