Grammar Girl: The Oxford Comma

Comma, comma, comma, comma, comma chameleon.

(Hehehe. My name is Samantha and I laugh at my own jokes. Please don’t leave me.)

Welcome to my first official Grammar Girl post. I hope you all have a grammatically correct day! 

The Oxford Comma (otherwise known as the serial comma) is placed before a coordinating conjunction in a series of three or more terms.

In ‘Merica, the flag is red, white, and blue.

I love having bread, wine, and cheese every single day of my life. Yum!

There is some debate of its necessity, but most American English style guides recommend its usage. And I vehemently agree. All hail the Oxford Comma!

Write on!