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    #1

    A comma or no comma before and??

    Dear Teacher.

    For the sentences below, which one is correct? A comma or no comma before and??

    We all like Ben because he is nice, friendly, helpful, and kind.
    We all like Ben because he is nice, friendly, helpful and kind.

    Please tell me why or why not?? Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: A comma or no comma before and??

    It's entirely optional as a matter of style, unless punctuation is required to resolve ambiguity. "Oxford comma" if you want to Google it.
    Last edited by SoothingDave; 24-Aug-2011 at 13:29.

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    Re: A comma or no comma before and??

    There are too many adjectives for your sentence to be natural. I agree with SoothingDave about the comma.

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