The Oxford comma is similar to the friend who you don’t really like. They always seem to crop up in certain places, no one really knows what they’re good for and, most importantly, no one realises how important they are. Newsflash, people: the Oxford comma matters, as do those friends you don’t really care for.
For those of you who aren’t sure what the Oxford comma actually is, let me explain. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the Oxford comma as “an optional comma before the word ‘and’ at the end of a list”. The Oxford comma changes the way in which a sentence can be read.
The grammatical world is divided over whether it’s necessary or not, but a recent court case has indicated that the Oxford comma is more important than ever. The lack of an Oxford comma gives a sentence ambiguity, and it was this factor which allowed some dairy drivers from Maine, USA, to win a court case regarding overtime pay.
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