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Lady Gaga and Humpty Dumpty my parents?!
There you are! I missed the comma 😉
The Oxford Comma or the serial comma is a comma placed before a coordinating conjunction. The statement in the blog title can be written as:
I love my parents, Lady Gaga, and Humpty Dumpty.
In the above statement, the comma which comes just before ‘and’ is the serial comma.
This saves the reader from misunderstanding the statement and the writer, from the embarrassment 🙂
Heard that some style guides even mandate the use of serial comma!
Next time you pen down your thoughts, don’t forget the Oxford Comma 🙂
Source: Grammarly blog
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