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Alex Gendler

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Zedem Media

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Andreas Trachonitis

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Mikaela Tsangari

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Pop band Vampire Weekend asks, “Who gives about an Oxford comma?

“This blew up yesterday when there was a rumbling that the University of Oxford was dumping its own comma. They haven't changed their authoritative style guide, but they've changed their internal PR department procedures that they use for press releases.”

“I once loved the serial comma, too, until a recent realization caused me to look closer and discover that the punctuation mark is extremely overrated.”

BuzzFeed graphics (comically) explaining why you should probably keep using the comma.

A Case for the Oxford Comma in One Screenshot.

“In short, it's as unwise to say always use an Oxford comma as it is to say never use one. The best rule is common sense.”

It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.

Why should you even care about grammar?

It’s a grammar war out there! The best shots fired.

Websites for major style guides:

Associated Press: http://www.apstylebook.com/

MLA: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Chicago Manual of Style: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

Oxford University Press: http://global.oup.com/?cc=us

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