Discussion in 'English Only' started by Camlearner, Aug 31, 2010.
Before and have comma? For example, I love big bike, big car(,) and big boat.
I think it is not necessary, because you are telling the last one you love.
somtimes I read, I see people write, sometimes no..but if anybody know the standard rule to use or not to use?
I think I have seen this question here before - I think it's acceptable either to put a comma before "and" at the end of a list or not.
ps - it should be I love big cars etc in the plural.
Hi timpeac thank you so mean the standard (formal letter) use about the comma here has 2 !
There are two rules: one rule is "Use a comma" before and (before the last in the list of things) and the other rule is "Don't use a comma" You should follow one rule or the other and not switch back and forth. The "Rule" that says "Use a comma" can be found by searching for "Harvard comma" or "Oxford comma", the style guides of both outfits recommend the use of the comma. Others don't.
Hi Camlearner, No I don't think I mean that. There is no standard formal letter grammar standards. I mean that, as far as I know, both
I love big bikes, big cars and big boats.
I love big bikes, big cars, and big boats.
Thank you JulianStuart and timpeac for your help. So finally : 2 rules that are ok acceptable!
Separate names with a comma.