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  1. flemingb

    formally listed items

    When you list items vertically in a formal list, Is it ok to use the word "and" at the end of the series of numbers?

    This is an example:

    1. Collecting checks, payments, and other credit instruments
    2. Accepting letter of credit and travelers' checks
    3. And Making Credit investigations

    Please explain

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    Re: formally listed items

    These constructions work best with parallel structure.

    1. Collecting
    2. Accepting
    3. Making

    And is not part of the information (this is an information-only construction) therefore it doesn't belong at the beginning of 3.

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