Sorry for wanting help again, teachers! Thanks

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Dear teachers,

I've got a punctuation problem here. Please advise, thanks!

Amanda rushed down the stairs, tore open the envelope, (Do I need a comma before "and"?) and found an invitation.

Many thanks in advance, teachers! ^o^
 

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It's optional- you can put it in or leave it out. ;-)
 

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Helped Wanted said:
Dear teachers,

I've got a punctuation problem here. Please advise, thanks!

Amanda rushed down the stairs, tore open the envelope, (Do I need a comma before "and"?) and found an invitation.

Many thanks in advance, teachers! ^o^

This issue is heavily debated in circles in which such things are debated at all.

In my opinion, the penultimate (next to last) item in a series should always be followed by a comma (before the conjunction). This will eliminate confusion in some lists (but not this one). :D
 

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I tend to use a comma before 'and' with lists: called the Oxford comma in BE.;-)
 

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tdol said:
I tend to use a comma before 'and' with lists: called the Oxford comma in BE.;-)

I'll remember that. :shock:
 
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