Court settles debate that’s divided grammar nerds for decades

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Court settles debate that’s divided grammar nerds for decades

By MARISSA WENZKE

“Ah, the Oxford comma. Journalists often fight over it, academics love it and a lot of people don’t care about or even know what it is. But this singular bit of punctuation is actually super important.

Just ask a couple dairy drivers in Maine who recently won a labor case and overtime pay — all because of the state’s failure to slip in that crucial piece of punctuation into its labor policy guidelines….”

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{I always use the Oxford comma when writing rules, but it’s sometimes removed by others. Its most famous use was in the apocryphal “I’d like to dedicate this book to God, my father, and mother.

– Fred}

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