The Oxford Comma

The Oxford Comma


Do you use the Oxford Comma? To help you improve your writing, and make the correct choice, we’ve shared this infographic on the Oxford comma.

What Is It?

According to the Oxford Dictionary, “The ‘Oxford comma’ is an optional comma before the word ‘and’ at the end of a list: We sell books, videos, and magazines. It’s known as the Oxford comma because it was traditionally used by printers, readers, and editors at Oxford University Press. The Oxford comma is also known as the ‘serial comma’.”

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Not all writers use this comma and it often depends on which style guide you follow.

The Oxford Comma

Is it correct or incorrect to use it?

The Oxford Comma

Source for Infographic: Grammar Check

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