The Oxford Comma, in Pictures
An infographic that will ensure you never misuse the Oxford comma again.
The Oxford comma—also called the serial comma and the Harvard comma—is a regular source of confusion and angst. Whether you use the comma is a matter of style, meaning that some style guides call for it and some don’t.
Yet people are often taught that they should always use it or never use it. They think there is a right way and a wrong way, they’re doing it the right way, and everyone else is doing it the wrong way.
In rare instances, the comma is needed to clear up confusion. These examples make the case, and make you laugh:
- I’d like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God. (a classic example)
- We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin.
I’ve covered the comma a couple of times already:
Today, I’m pleased to include this new infographic from OnlineSchools.com.
Courtesy of: Online Schoo>