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    Can a comma set off a list?

    Are these two sentences correct?

    We make three flavors of ice cream, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

    Our ice cream comes in three flavors, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

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    #2

    Re: Can a comma set off a list?

    It makes perfect sense, but I don't know about the commas at the beginning – be safe and stick with colons.

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    #3

    Re: Can a comma set off a list?

    I could be safe, but want I really want is to know the rule. I would think that someone here should know it...anybody?

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    #4

    Re: Can a comma set off a list?

    Use a colon.

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    #5

    Re: Can a comma set off a list?

    Or, if you prefer, do NOT use a comma.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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