Use the Oxford Comma — I’m Begging You!

credit: TinHouse

I’d like to thank my parents, Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump.

Really? Are we okay with that?

I am not.

I’m an editor, and I see omissions of the Oxford comma all the time. I cannot fathom why any style guide would permit its omission, but some do. And writing suffers because of it.

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