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serial comma

noun
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Examples from the web for serial comma
  • No substantive effect is intended by the use or non-use of the serial comma.
  • As a result, statutes affected after the style change include the serial comma and unaffected statutes do not.
  • The addition of the serial comma requires this interpretation-whatever the drafters thought they were doing.
Contemporary definitions for serial comma
noun

a comma preceding the final conjunction in a list of three or more items; also called Harvard comma , Oxford comma

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