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The Serial, or Oxford, Comma

In the sentence The great historical heroes of applied mathematics include Archimedes, Newton, Euler, and Gauss. the comma before the “and” is known as a serial comma. Whether or not to include it is a matter of style. The serial … Continue reading

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Punctuating Lists

Lists are common in all forms of writing. The list items can be included within the text or put on separate lines. Separate lines are used in order to draw attention to the items, to ease reading when the items … Continue reading

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