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    Commas


    Did I use the following commas correctly below?

    I am going to bring apples, bananas, peaches, and plums to the party.

    or

    I am going to bring apples, bananas, peaches and plums to the party.

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    Re: Commas

    That final comma before "and" is usually options. It's known as the serial comma or the Oxford comma. I tend to use it all the time. However, that style is a bit old-fashioned now, I'm told.

    Just be consistent. Don't use in one paragrah and then skip it in the next.

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    Re: Commas

    I am going to bring apples, bananas, peaches and plums to the party.

    The meaning is quite clear without the extra comma.

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